SME Times News Bureau | 09 Jan, 2019
The first national
workshop on the recently approved agriculture export policy was held in New
Delhi on Tuesday.
The workshop was
inaugurated by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu.
Speaking on this
occasion the Commerce Minister exhorted all State Governments to set up a nodal
agency dedicated for the implementation of the policy.
The Minister said
that this is the first time that an agri export policy has been formulated and
it is comprehensive involving all related sectors like R&D, clusters,
logistics and transportation.
these will help to identify bottlenecks, get feedback and suggestions to
improve and overcome difficulties in the implementation of the policy.
The objectives of
the policy are to double agricultural exports from present USD 30 billion to
USD 60 billion by 2022 and reach USD 100 billion in the next few years.
workshop an MoU was signed between Agricultural and Processed Food Products
Export Development Authority (APEDA) and National Cooperative Development
Corporation (NCDC) in order to meet the objectives of the agri export policy.