New Delhi: Dr. Anup Wadhawan Secretary, department of commerce said in agricultural sector export in 2020-21 boost well across the country.
Throughout the time of press conference secretary of department and commerce said that is still fixed of last three years.(USD 38.43 billion in 2017-18, USD 35.16 billion 2019-20) sends of agricultural goods and allied products (including marine and plantation products)Since of 2020-21.
Pointing an increase of 17% in the agricultural sector figured out in INR terms, the increase is 22.62 % with sending of goods amounting of total no to Rs.3.05 lakh crore as compared to Rs.2.49 lakh crore during 2019-20. Looking at the present situation of the COVID crisis across the country, the balance in the trade-in agriculture has improved in an excellent way by 42.16% from USD 14.51 billion USD 20.58 billion.
For agricultural products not including marine and plantation products the growth rise 29.81 billion in the F.Y 2020-21 as compared to USD 23.23 billion for the F.Y 2019-20. An increase of percent will benefit India to take advantage of the increased demand for staples during the time amid pandemic COVID 19.
Export of agricultural products cereals export of non –basmati rice growing by 136.04% to USD 546.16 million; and other cereals like (Millets, Maize and other coarse gains) rise by 238.28% to USD 694.14 million, it’s a demand of huge growth in agriculture.
In terms of exports of agricultural products which registered a very important growth in an increase in exports, as compared to 2019-20.
Some of the agricultural product growth were ,oil meals (USD 1575.34 million –growth of 90.28 %) ,sugar (USD 2789.97 million-growth 41.88 %),raw cotton (USD 1897.20 milllion –growth 10.71%) and vegetable oils (USD 602.77 million –growth 254.39 %)etc.
India’s agricultural products export in some of the largest markets in the USA, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Nepal Iran, and Malaysia. Exporting agricultural products in some of the big markets has registered growth in the economy of India, with the highest growth being recorded for Indonesia (1024.42%), Bangladesh (95.93 %), and Nepal (50.49%).
India is the world’s largest producer, consumer, and exporter of species; the country produces about 75 out of the 109 varieties. As the United States accounted for the highest value of Indian species. Export of some species like cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, saffron, etc to big markets has also grown substantially. For the F.Y 2020-21, export of pepper rise by 28.72% to USD 1269.38 million; cinnamon by 132.03% USD 189.34 million vs USD 81.60 million and ginger, saffron, turmeric, thyme, bay leaves, etc. by 35.44% to USD 570.63 million.
For the F.Y 2020-21 organic exports were USD1040 million as against USD 689 million in 2019-20, data entry of 50.94% growth in organic product for the F.Y 2019-20. Organic exports include oil cake/meals, oilseed, cereals, and millets, species and condiments, tea, medicinal plant products, dry fruits, sugar, pulses, coffee, etc.
Exports of agricultural products have placed record for the first time. For instance, agricultural products like mangoes fresh vegetables from Varanasi and Black rice from Chandauli has taken place for the first time, and also benefiting the farmers in economic growth, Exports have also taken place from other clusters viz. oranges from Nagpur, banana from Theni and Ananthpur, mango from Lucknow, etc. Despite the pandemic, export of fresh horticulture produces took place by multimodal mode, and consignments were shipped by air and sea to Dubai, London, and other destinations from these areas. Handholding by the Department for market linkages, post-harvest value chain development, and the institutional structure such as FPOs, enabled North East farmers to send their value-added products beyond the Indian borders.
Cereal exports have done well during 2020-21. We have been able to export to several countries for the first time. For example, Rice has been exported to countries like Timor-Leste, Puerto Rico, Brazil, etc. for the first time. Similarly, wheat has been exported to countries like Yemen, Indonesia, Bhutan, etc and other cereals have been exported to Sudan, Poland Bolivia, etc.