SME Times News Bureau | 10 Jul, 2019
of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday said that the government
is committed to promote agricultural exports.
promote the agricultural exports, the Government has introduced a comprehensive
Agriculture Export Policy with the vision, “Harness
export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to
make India a global power in agriculture, and raise farmers’ income”, said Goyal
in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Government has also brought out a new Central Sector Scheme – ‘Transport and
Marketing Assistance for Specified Agriculture Products’ - for providing assistance
for the international component of freight, to mitigate the freight
disadvantage for the export of agriculture products, and marketing of
agricultural products, the reply added.
Department of Commerce also has several schemes to promote exports, including
exports of agricultural products, viz. Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme
(TIES), Market Access Initiatives (MAI) Scheme, Merchandise Exports from India
Scheme (MEIS) etc.
addition, assistance to the exporters of agricultural products is also
available under the Export Promotion Schemes of Agricultural & Processed
Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Marine Products Export
Development Authority (MPEDA), Tobacco Board, Tea Board, Coffee Board, Rubber
Board and Spices Board, the minister said.