14 States finalise action plan for agri export policy: Commerce Ministry

As many as fourteen States, which include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu and Assam, have finalised the Condition-precise motion approach for agriculture export coverage (AEP), whilst the remaining States are at diverse phases of finalisation of their respective options, the Commerce Ministry has claimed.

Agricultural and Processed Foodstuff Items Export Growth Authority (Apeda) is engaged with all States and UTs for implementation of the AEP and has also signed MoUs with AFC India Ltd, and Countrywide Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Delhi, to utilise their know-how in the agriculture sector, as per an official launch circulated on Tuesday.

The other States that have finalised the motion options include Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Manipur and Sikkim.

The objective of the bigger AEP, of which the Condition options are a section, is to double farmers’ income and also double agriculture exports from the nation in excess of the next few decades.

Cluster tactic

To advertise cluster tactic in output of precise crops, twenty cluster degree committees have been fashioned in the cluster districts of potato in Punjab and UP, isabgol in Rajasthan, orange, pomegranate, grapes and banana in Maharashtra, banana in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, mango in UP, dairy products in Gujarat and UP, rose onion in Karnataka, fresh new greens in UP, orange in MP, and potato in Gujarat. “Two round of meetings have been executed in the clusters for sensitisation of the stakeholders and discussion on the interventions needed,” the launch stated.

“It is in this qualifications that Apeda has signed MoUs with institutions like AFC India Ltd and NCUI,” it included.

AFC, which is wholly-owned by professional banking institutions, Nabard and EXIM Bank, presents consulting and coverage advisory and implementation assist for agriculture. NCUI, on the other hand, educates, guides and helps individuals in their endeavours to build up and develop the cooperative sector.

“AFC shall undertake the ground degree implementation of all the activities underneath export oriented clusters notified underneath agri export coverage,” it claimed.

Further, Apeda shall aid essential certifications of agri-create, organic and natural create/ farm lands by the cooperatives recognized by NCUI. The authority would aid exports by the cooperatives recognized and properly trained by NCUI, the launch claimed.