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Arunachal CM for legalising harvest, trade of medicinal plants

May 27th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today stressed the need to legalise harvesting and trade of medicinal plants in the state to save the crops from over-exploitation, an official release said. Chairing a review meeting of the state forest department here, Khandu said, Hundreds of medicinal plants face threats of extinction because of over-harvesting and destructive collection techniques. A mechanism should be devised to facilitate farmers to grow endangered medicinal plants for sustainable income, the chief minister said. Source: Money Control

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Basmati regains top slot in agri products exports

After three years, basmati has regained the top slot in the exports of agri and processed food category in 2017-18, surpassing buffalo meat. During the year, basmati contributed 22.60% to the country’s total agricultural and processed food products’ exports (value-wise), followed by buffalo meat (21.86%). Buffalo meat has been the highest agri-related export item from India for three consecutive years i.e in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. In 2013-14, basmati was the top agri export item from the country. According to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority’s (APEDA) provisional […]

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Khasi Mandarin Oranges Likely To Be Exported To 8 Countries

Khasi Mandarin, the unique variety of orange produced in Meghalaya, may soon go global with India signing a deal for agricultural and horticultural exports. India signed the deals with eight countries — the US, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Iran. It is scouting for more markets as it seeks to liberalise trade in farm products and expand its exports. Orange is a major horticulture crop in Meghalaya with an estimated area of over 10,000 hectares under this crop and production of about 50,000 metric tonne (MT) annually. […]

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Centre targets a new high in foodgrains output this year

April 26th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

The Union government has set a foodgrain output target of 283.7 million tonnes (mt) during 2018-19, in the backdrop of forecasts of a favourable monsoon. The target is nearly 6 mt, 2 per cent, more than the estimated production of 277.5 mt in the last crop year (July-June). The targets set for rice and wheat are 113 mt and 100 mt respectively, which are 2 mt and 3 mt more than the production in 2017-18 as per the second advance production estimates, said Agriculture Commissioner SK Malhotra, while addressing a […]

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Maharashtra government sets sights on export fruits and vegetables

  The Maharashtra government has taken a slew of measures to promote the export of fruits and vegetables. In the last three months, the state has shipped around 2761.41 tonnes of fruits and vegetables through various export facilitation centres set up by the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB). Maharashtra has exported mangoes, grapes, pomegranates, oranges, bananas, onion as well as vegetables such as lady finger, bitter gourd, drum sticks, green chillies among others to the European Union, Thailand, Netherlands, Doha, Bahrain and the US. Financialexpress.com quoted the managing director […]

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Govt expedites water provision to rain-fed areas to up agri productivity

March 28th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags: ,

  The government has expedited the provision of water in rain-fed areas to boost agricultural productivity and raise farmers’ incomes. This was stated by Nitin Gadkari, minister for roads, transport and highways, shipping and water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, at a conference on the role of water in doubling farmers’ incomes, which was organised on World Water Day 2018 by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He added that his ministry had taken on hand projects to link river basins with world-class technology. Instead […]

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Haryana to procure 80 lakh tonnes wheat

The Haryana government has made arrangements for the procurement of 80 lakh tonnes of wheat in the current Rabi season, a senior officer said on Monday. The wheat will be procured at the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,735 per quintal. The procurement target is set higher than the 74.25 lakh quintal tonnes of wheat procured in the season last year. The Agriculture Department has estimated the production of wheat at about 117.80 lakh tonnes this time. Additional Chief Secretary, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department Ram Niwas […]

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TN to adopt revenue sharing model for payments to cane farmers

March 17th, 2018 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

The sugar industry in Tamil Nadu is relieved with the State government formally announcing a shift to revenue-sharing formula for sugarcane pricing. O Panneerselvam, Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, announced in the Budget today that the State government will no longer announce a State Advised Price for sugarcane from the current season. Major sugar producing States like Maharashtra and Karnataka have migrated to the progressive revenue-sharing formula based on the Rangarajan Committee’s recommendations, he said. Tamil Nadu too will switch to the revenue-sharing model from the current season under […]

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Dairy sector to grow at 15% CAGR till 2020 to Rs 9.4 trillion: Report

December 20th, 2017 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

India’s dairy industry is expected to maintain 15 per cent compounded annual growth (CAGR) over 2016-20, and attain value of Rs 9.4 trillion on rising consumerism, a report said. India’s dairy industry is worth Rs 5.4 trillion by value, having grown at 15 per cent CAGR during 2010-16. Going ahead, the dairy industry is expected to maintain 15 per cent CAGR over 2016-20, and attain value of Rs 9.4 trillion on rising consumerism, EdelweissBSE 0.05 % Securities said in a report. India has progressed from being deficient in milk production […]

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Plan to create an umbrella body to address issues of exporters underway

December 20th, 2017 | APTSO EXPORTS™ | Tags:

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu Monday told apparel exporters that a plan is underway for creating an umbrella organisation which can address the issues faced by the exporters. Addressing the 22nd AEPC Export Awards 2016-17, he said, To support exports, a plan is underway for creating an umbrella organisation which can address the issues faced by the exporters. We are currently working on reducing the time to markets by removing the bottlenecks prevailing in the logistics. The 22nd AEPC Export Awards 2016-17, were held at a glittering […]

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