India has recorded 30 percent increase in agricultural export last year in comparison to 2019-20 financial year despite Covid situation. Talking to AIR News, Chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Exports Development Authority (APEDA) M Angamuthu said that 1.3 lakh crore rupees of export business was recorded last year in comparison to 1.1 lakh crore rupees in previous financial year.
He said that the pandemic gave an opportunity to India to provide reliable food and nutritional support to the world. Dr. Angamuthu hoped that the country would see 20 to 30 percent better growth in this section this year. APEDA Chairman said that there was also 40 percent increase in export of organic products this year in comparison to last financial year. He said that there was huge demand for herbal and medicinal products in Europe, US and Middle East and APEDA is all set to explore all the options.