New Delhi.The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development
Authority (APEDA) on Friday said it is focusing on creating infrastructure and
clusters in collaboration with state governments to promote outbound
shipments. Exports of agricultural and processed food products have risen to
$20.6 billion during 2020-21 from $17.3 billion in 2011-12.
“We continue to focus on creating infrastructure for boosting exports by
focusing on clusters in collaboration with state governments while taking into
consideration the aim of Agriculture Export Policy, 2018,” said M Angamuthu,
Non-basmati rice contributed close to one-fourth of the total exports in
2020-21, followed by basmati rice and bufalo meat.
Benin, Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal and Togo were the top importers of nonbasmati
rice. Major export destinations for basmati rice in 2020-21 were Saudi
Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates
For bufalo meat exports, the top importing nations were Hong Kong, Vietnam,
Malaysia, Egypt and Indonesia, APEDA said.
India’s share in the world agricultural exports stood at 2.1% in 2019, up from
1.71% in 2010.PTI