Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Pashupati Kumar Paras from Bihar has been inducted as a Cabinet minister and given the charge of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). The portfolio was earlier with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.    Prahalad Singh Patel from Madhya Pradesh has been appointed the MoS in ...Read more


Mahindra restructures its Farm Equipment business in Turkey

 Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, today announced that its subsidiary Erkunt Traktor Sanayi A.S. (Erkunt), will acquire the Agriculture Machinery business from Hisarlar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (Hisarlar), also a subsidiary of the company. In a reverse deal, Mahindra Overseas Investment Company (Mau...Read more


Kashmir exports Mishri variety of cherries to Dubai

The first commercial shipment of Mishri variety of luscious cherries from Kashmir valley has been exported to Dubai from Srinagar. APEDA assisted the shipment of cherries to Dubai by Desai Agri-Food, a venture company of Innoterra, Dubai.Prior to this shipment, a sample consignment was sent in the middle of June 2...Read more


CCI approves acquisition of Zuarinagar plant of ZACL by Paradeep Phosphates

 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves acquisition of the Zuarinagar plant of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited by Paradeep Phosphates Limited. The proposed combination envisages acquisition of Zuarinagar, Goa plant of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited (ZACL) by Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL). As a res...Read more


APEDA issues advisory on permission of market access for export of agri products to Serbia

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has recently issued an advisory regarding the permission of market access for the export of potato, onion, pomegranates, fruits and pomegranate arils from India to Serbia. The advisory mentions that a phytosanitary certificate is not req...Read more


APEDA to continue financial assistance under APFEP Scheme till June 30 

  According to office Memorandum no. F. NO. 42(02)PF-II/2014 dated February 9, 2021, issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance; The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has informed all the exporters that Financial Assistance under APEDA’...Read more


Dubai receives GI certified Jalgaon banana

A consignment of fibre and mineral-rich ‘Jalgaon banana’ has been exported to Dubai. The 22 metric tonnes of GI certified Jalgaon banana were sourced from progressive farmers of Tandalwadi village, part of Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, a banana cluster identified under Agri Export Policy. In 2016, ...Read more


Bihar exports GI certified Jardalu mangoes to UK

 In a major boost to agri-exports potential of eastern region, the first commercial consignment of Geographical Indications (GI) certified Jardalu mangoes from Bhagalpur, Bihar was exported to United Kingdom. APEDA, in collaboration with Bihar government, Indian High Commission & Invest India, exported ju...Read more


India's agri export sees remarkable growth of $41.25 Bn during 2020-21

Dr Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India said that agriculture exports have performed well during 2020-21. He informed that after remaining stagnant for the past three years ($38.43 billion in 2017-18, $38.74 billion in 2018-19 and $35.16 billion 2019-20), the export of agriculture ...Read more


West Bengal, Bihar export 16 varieties of mangoes to Bahrain

In a major boost to mango exports potential from the eastern region, sixteen varieties of mangoes including three GI certified Khirsapati and Lakshmanbhog (West Bengal), Zardalu (Bihar) are being exported to Bahrain.The fruits have been sourced from farmers in Bengal and Bihar by APEDA registered exporter, DM ente...Read more


India exports 11,49,341 MT of seafood during 2020-21

The COVID pandemic and sluggish overseas markets cast their shadow over India’s resurgent seafood sector as the country exported 11,49,341 MT of marine products worth Rs 43,717.26 crore (US$ 5.96 billion) during FY 2020-21, registering a contraction of 10.88 per cent as compared to a year earlier. USA, China...Read more


India’s merchandise exports witness growth of 67.39% in May 2021

India’s merchandise exports in May 2021 were USD 32.21 billion, an increase of 67.39 per cent over USD 19.24 billion in May 2020, and an increase of 7.93 per cent over USD 29.85 billion in May 2019. India’s merchandise exports in Apr-May 2021 were USD 62.84 billion, an increase of 112.29 per cent over ...Read more