India’s agriculture exports registers increase of 17.34% in 2020-21

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India has registered tremendous growth in agriculture exports during the last financial year.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has said, exports of agriculture and allied products jumped to 41.25 billion US dollars and registered an increase of 17.34 per cent during the fiscal year 2020-21.

Organic exports registered a whopping growth of nearly 51 per cent during the same fiscal year.

The Secretary of Department of Commerce Dr Anup Wadhawan today said that huge growth has been witnessed in export of cereals like non-basmati rice, wheat, millets, maize and other agricultural products.

He said, exports of spices like ginger, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, and saffron have also grown.

Largest markets for country’s agricultural products are the USA, China, Bangladesh, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Nepal, Iran and Malaysia.

Highest growth in export has been recorded for Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Government has taken several measures for augmenting the exports of agricultural products.