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APEDA ORGANIZED ‘AGRI-EXPORT CONFERENCE CUM BUYER SELLER MEET’ AT MIRZAPUR

APEDA ORGANIZED ‘AGRI-EXPORT CONFERENCE CUM BUYER SELLER MEET’ AT MIRZAPUR

Context:

According to the news published in PIB on 05 Dec 2021, to utilize agricultural products and processed food from east Uttar Pradesh, also known as Purvanchal, APEDA organized an ‘Agri-export conference cum Buyer Seller Meet’ in Mirzapur.

Participants of the Conference:

  • Smt Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, and more than 700 farmers, traders, and farmers attended the conference.

Key Points:

  • Smt Anupriya Patel said that increased sales of agricultural products and processed foods from Purvanchal will increase India's foreign exchange earnings and help double the income of farmers and increase employment opportunities in the region.
  • The country has set a $ 400 billion export target by 2021-22 and the $ 262 billion exports have been completed by April-November 2021-22.
  • The record for agricultural exports in 2021-22 has set a record high of $ 43 billion.

MoU Signed:

  • During the conference, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the leading traders — the Association and the FPOs of the Purvanchal region to increase exports of agricultural products.

Consignments Exported:

  • Smt Anupriya Patel and Dr Angamuthu, Chairman APEDA flagged off export consignments of Non-Basmati Rice to China and Green Pepper to the United Arab Emirates.

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