APEDA Recognizes Agro and Processed Food Exporters
New Delhi: APEDA, an apex body of the Union Ministry of Commerce to promote the export of agricultural commodities and processed food products, organized its 22nd Annual Award Function on 12th of June, 2017 in New Delhi by honouring 82 outstanding exporters who had excelled in their export performance during the years 2014-15 and 2015-16.
The awards comprising four categories- Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze were presented by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia. The other Officials who attended the function were Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, and Ajay Kumar Bhalla, DG, DGFT.
Allanasons Ltd. got the “Diamond Trophy” for both years for their outstanding export performance and overall contribution in food sector.
Awardees getting “Golden Trophy” for both the years include Ramesh Flowers (P) Ltd. (for Floriculture), Nandyala Satyanarayana (for Fresh Vegetables), Namdhari Seeds Private Limited (for Fruits & Vegetable Seeds), Al-Hamd Agro Food Products Pvt. Ltd. (For Buffalo Meat), SKM Egg Products Export (India) Ltd.(for Poultry Products), Gujarat Co-Op Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (for Dairy Products), Kejriwal Bee Care India Pvt. Ltd. (for Natural Honey), Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (for Processed Fruits & Vegetables), U.B. Global Ltd. (for Alcoholic Beverages), Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Ltd. (for Guar Gum) and Satyam Balajee Rice Industries Pvt. Ltd. (for Non-Basmati Rice).
Congratulating the winners, Rita Teaotia said India has emerged as 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally and it goes to the credit of exporters who even in these times of economic slowdown have continued to grow. She said opportunities in newer markets have to be searched for further growth.
APEDA is constantly in touch with the stakeholders and taking several measures for development of agro exports. Exports of food products monitored by APEDA during 2016-17 stood at 16.28 billion US$ (Rs.1,08,867.17 crore) representing 48.77% of Agri exports from the country. Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, Iran, Iraq and Nepal are the major destinations for export of food products from India.