New Delhi: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) recorded a major boost to the livestock export, under the Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India.
India has been successfully exporting Indian Buffalo meat in more than 70 countries across the world, including Indonesia.
As per the quick estimates – April-June, 2021-22 vis-à-vis. April-June, 2020-21, the export of livestock products has increased from 484 million USD, Rs.3668 crores to 1023 million USD, Rs. 7543 crores i.e., 112 % in USD terms and 106 % in Rupee term.
Due to its high quality, nutrient values, and risk-free as the buffalo meat is prepared and exported under World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines for any risk mitigation, there has been a rise in demand of the Indian bovine meant across the globe
The Indian buffalo meat is exported to the countries of Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, UAE, etc, and also, the affordability of Indian bovine meat is contributing towards food security and food price inflation control in the importing countries, including, Indonesia. Notably, only boneless buffalo meat is allowed for export from India.
India is one of the world’s leading exporters of buffalo meat. The country has Quality Management, Food Safety Management and Environment Management Systems certified world-class meat processing infrastructure and has no bad effect of Covid-19 on the export business of buffalo meat from India.
Despite the pandemic implications, India has been able to achieve exports value at USD 3.17 billion in the year April 2020-March 2021, which is equal to the previous year’s level of exports (2019-20).
All the consignments of Indian Buffalo meat are tested per international standards and sent only after Covid-19 free certification.
India further has exported agricultural and processed food products valued at about $41 billion from April 2020 to March 2021 registering a growth of 17.4%, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, various processed foods, seafood, meat, and meat products, rice-wheat, etc.
According to the latest data, exports of APEDA products basket registered a 23.8 percent growth at $19.97 billion during 2020-21 against $16.13 billion during 2019-20.