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3rd January, 2022 Agriculture

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  • 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.
  • Non-basmati rice contributed close to one-fourth of the total exports in 2020-21, followed by basmati rice and buffalo meat.
  • Benin, Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal and Togo were the top importers of non-basmati rice. Major export destinations for basmati rice in 2020-21 were Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.
  • For buffalo meat exports, the top importing nations were Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt and Indonesia.
  • India’s share in the world agricultural exports stood at 2.1% in 2019, up from 1.71% in 2010.



  • Agriculture and processed food production export Development Authority (APEDA) is an apex body that promotes export trade of agricultural products in India.
  • Set-up by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, APEDA was formed under the act passed by parliament in 1985.
  • APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:
  1. Fruits, vegetables and their products
  2. Meat and meat products
  3. Poultry and poultry products
  4. Dairy products
  5. Confectionery biscuits and Bakery products
  6. Honey, jaggery and sugar products
  7. Cocoa and its products, Chocolates of all kinds.
  8. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  9. Cereal and cereal products
  10. Groundnuts peanuts and walnuts
  11. Pickles, papads and chutney
  12. Guar gum
  13. Floriculture and its products
  14. Herbal and Medicinal plants
  • The above product categories are almost covered 50% of all Agriculture products exported from India.
  • APEDA has also been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.