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Agri Export Zones

New Delhi: The Government had notified 60 Agri Export Zones in 20 States till 2004-05. All the Agri Export Zones have since completed their intended span of 5 years. As such, as of now, there are no functional Agri Export Zones in the country.

Promotion of agricultural exports is a continuous process. To promote the agricultural exports, the Government has introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy with the following vision:

Harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to make India a global power in agriculture, and raise farmers’ income.

The Government has also brought out a new Central Sector Scheme – ‘Transport and Marketing Assistance for Specified Agriculture Products’ – for providing assistance for the international component of freight, to mitigate the freight disadvantage for the export of agriculture products, and marketing of agricultural products.

The Department of Commerce also has several schemes to promote exports, including exports of agricultural products, viz. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES), Market Access Initiatives (MAI) Scheme and Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). In addition, assistance to the exporters of agricultural products is also available under the Export Promotion Schemes of Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Tobacco Board, Tea Board, Coffee Board, Rubber Board and Spices Board.

The product-wise details of agricultural exports from the country, during the last three years, are at Annexure-I. State-wise data for exports is not published by the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics (DGCI&S).

Annexure-I

EXPORT OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

 

Quantity: in thousand units; Value: USD Million

 

Description   2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
UNIT Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
Marine Products KGS 11,85,272.87 5,903.06 14,32,456.67 7,389.22 14,36,680.63 6,802.24
Rice -Basmati TON 3,985.21 3,208.60 4,056.85 4,169.56 4,414.61 4,712.44
Buffalo Meat TON 1,323.58 3,903.49 1,350.25 4,037.11 1,233.38 3,587.15
Spices KGS 10,14,453.31 2,851.95 10,96,322.85 3,115.37 10,91,789.68 3,322.56
Rice(Other Than Basmati) TON 6,770.83 2,525.19 8,818.53 3,636.60 7,599.75 3,040.22
Cotton Raw Incld. Waste TON 996.09 1,621.11 1,101.47 1,894.25 1,143.07 2,104.41
Oil Meals TON 2,632.26 805.45 3,570.78 1,093.16 4,486.14 1,511.52
Sugar TON 2,544.01 1,290.71 1,757.93 810.9 3,987.96 1,359.75
Castor Oil KGS 5,99,195.56 674.73 6,97,092.50 1,043.99 6,19,376.57 883.78
Tea KGS 2,43,429.62 731.26 2,72,894.98 837.36 2,70,300.12 830.9
Coffee KGS 2,88,613.37 842.84 3,17,828.97 968.57 2,82,889.02 822.34
Fresh Vegetables TON 3,404.07 863.12 2,448.02 821.76 2,933.37 810.44
Fresh Fruits TON 817.06 743.23 714 761.79 754.75 794.04
Guargam Meal TON 419.95 463.35 494.13 646.94 513.22 674.88
Misc Processed Items                        – 455.59                      – 550.55  – 658.35
Cashew TON 91.79 786.93 90.06 922.41 78.22 654.43
Processed Fruits And Juices KGS 5,33,152.10 584.79 5,73,281.42 646.92 5,92,174.58 639.65
Tobacco Unmanufactured KGS 2,04,447.42 634.38 1,85,363.88 593.88 1,89,538.70 570.28
Cereal Preparations TON 339.95 531.7 353.35 552.61 347.77 551.74
Sesame Seeds KGS 3,07,328.55 402.17 3,36,850.37 463.9 3,11,987.34 538.94
Dairy Products KGS 90,352.31 253.73 1,02,262.55 303.05 1,80,698.38 481.55
Groundnut TON 725.71 809.6 504.04 524.82 489.19 472.74
Tobacco Manufactured                        – 324.31                      – 340.37  – 410.96
Other Cereals TON 734.77 212.3 864.24 248.59 1,277.00 349.06
Alcoholic Beverages LTR 2,32,179.33 298.9 2,41,013.37 326.67 2,31,601.93 300.91
Processed Vegetables KGS 1,92,855.77 263.57 2,12,203.36 282.87 2,28,872.64 293.95
Pulses TON 136.72 191.05 179.6 227.75 285.83 259.34
Cocoa Products KGS 25,649.50 162.18 29,579.53 177.47 27,603.73 192.69
Milled Products KGS 2,55,803.65 121.37 2,70,396.97 136.01 3,07,367.50 151.46
Other Oil Seeds TON 193.27 126 295.1 174.79 213.83 131.57
Fruits / Vegetable Seeds KGS 11,288.62 78.16 14,465.77 104.04 17,419.48 124.92
Sheep/Goat Meat TON 22.01 129.69 22.8 130.9 21.67 124.65
Vegetable Oils TON 60.47 116.29 37.06 87.83 49.95 106.79
Poultry Products                        – 79.11                      – 85.7  – 98.17
Molasses TON 390.67 47.06 123.97 15.06 841.16 83.76
Floricltr Products KGS 22,020.33 81.55 20,703.51 78.73 19,726.56 81.78
Animal Casings KGS 173.24 2.06 12,424.66 50.68 14,882.83 68.27
Wheat TON 265.61 66.85 322.79 96.72 226.23 60.31
Shellac KGS 6,065.00 33.6 6,530.85 44.22 6,996.04 43.7
Niger Seeds KGS 14,070.46 17.46 9,215.04 10.84 13,370.58 13.64
Natural Rubber TON 24.46 37.65 7.7 13.89 6.66 11.02
Cashew Nut Shell Liquid KGS 11,404.76 6.56 8,325.16 5.06 5,300.66 3.87
Processed Meat TON 0.14 0.69 0.27 1.54 0.41 2
Other Meat TON 0.01 0.03 0.45 1.09 0.85 1.96
TOTAL     33,283.41   38,425.52   38,739.10

Source: DGCI&S

 

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Hardeep Singh Puriin a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

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