Indian banana export grows eight fold in the last 9 years
Banana export of India has grown up to eight fold in the last 9 years during the April-May time, Piyush Goyal, the union minister of consumer affairs, food & public distribution confirmed on Tuesday.
The banana export rose from Rs 26 crore in April-May in the year 2013 to Rs 213 crore in April-May 2022. This is an amazing growth of 703 %, he said.
Minister detailed that such an expansion in the country’s banana export is an outcome of acceptance of farm practices as per the global standards. India is the leading producer of bananas in the world with a share of around 25 % in total output. States like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar, UP and Madhya Pradesh play a major role by contributing more than 70 % of the country’s banana production.
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export and Development Authority (APEDA) encourages exports of processed food and agricultural products by backing exporters under various components of its plan like Quality Development, Market Development and Infrastructure Development.
APEDA also manages to conduct international Buyer Seller Meets, Virtual trade fairs with importing nations to encourage processed food products and agricultural products.