Saturday, July 24, 2021

GI certified Jalgaon banana exported to Dubai

In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural produce, a consignment of fibre and mineral rich Jalgaon banana has been exported to Dubai. The twenty-two metric tonnes of GI certified Jalgaon banana were sourced from progressive farmers of Tandalwadi village, Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

In 2016, Jalgaon Banana got GI certification which was registered with Nisargraja Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Jalgaon. Country’s banana export has been rising sharply because of adoption of farm practices as per the global standards.

India’s banana exports grew both in terms of volume as well as value from 1.34 lakh metric tonnes valued at 413 crore rupees in 2018-19 to 1.95 lakh metric tonnes valued at 660 crore rupees in 2019-20. During 2020-21 (April-February), India has exported banana worth of 1.91 lakh tonnes valued at 619 crore rupees.

India is the world’s leading producer of bananas with a share of around 25 per cent in total output. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh contribute more than 70 per cent of the country’s banana production.

APEDA promotes exports of agricultural and processed food products by providing assistance to the exporters under various components of its scheme.

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