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India Aims To Export $43 Billion Agricultural Products

On Sunday, in an official statement Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of State of Commerce and Industry said – “The country has set a $400 billion target for merchandize exports for 2021-22, of which $262 billion has already been achieved in the April-November 2021-22 periods.”

Dimple Gupta
India's aims to export $43 billion agricultural exports
India's aims to export $43 billion agricultural exports

On Sunday, in an official statement Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of State of Commerce and Industry said – “The country has set a $400 billion target for merchandize exports for 2021-22, of which $262 billion has already been achieved in the April-November 2021-22 periods.”

While addressing the Agri-Export Conference cum Buyer-Seller Meet, at Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh) on Saturday Anupriya said – “a record export target of $43 billion has been set for agricultural products in 2021-22 and because of efforts by APEDA and farmers, this target would be achieved in the current fiscal.

At the event organized by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development  Authority (APEDA), the government release stated Patel saying – “the increase in agricultural and processed food products exports from Purvanchal (eastern UP) will not only boost India’s foreign exchange earnings, but it will also help in doubling farmers’ income as well as boost employment opportunities in the region.”

The event was organized to commemorate the 75th year of Independence, which is being celebrated under the theme – ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Dr. M Angamuthu, APEDA Chairman, spoke about the initiatives taken for boosting exports from the Purvanchal region. The conference was attended by more than 700 farmers and exporters.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between leading exporters – Association and Farmer Producers’ Organizations (FPOs) of Purvanchal region, during the conference, for increasing agricultural products exports.

The release also added – “Patel and Angamuthu flagged off export consignments of non-basmati rice to China and green chilies to the United Arab Emirates.”

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