Rice , cereals have good export demand

By Prakash Chawla   

New Delhi, Dec 6 (2021)  Those doing pontification that there are no takers for surplus  Indian  foodgrains should take a look at the export data of rice for the April-December period of the current financial year.  India exported rice worth USD 5.94 billion in the 8-month period of FY’ 22, registering annualised growth of 11 per cent . 
 After all, the world is still short of foodgrains and India can be a dependable source of food with right kind of policies and support to the growers and exporters.   

Meat, dairy and poultry products exports grew by 12 per cent to  USD 2.67 billion  Fruits and vegetables exports were up by 12 per cent to touch USD 1.72 billion  for this period. Exports of cereal preparations and miscellaneous processed items grew by 26 per cent to touch USD 1.41 billion  . The cashew exports also grew by 29 per cent to USD 302 million in the first eight months of current fiscal compared to the same period previous year.   

“We continue to focus on creating infrastructure for boosting exports by focusing on clusters in collaboration with state governments ,” Dr M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, said.

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