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Exports of agri, processed food up 23% in Apr-Jan

The exports stood at $15.97 bn in the ten-month period a year ago

Exports of agri, processed food up 23% in Apr-Jan
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Exports of agri, processed food up 23% in Apr-Jan

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New Delhi: Exports of agricultural and processed food products rose over 23 per cent to $19.7 billion during April-January 2021-22 as compared to the year-ago period's, the commerce ministry said on Monday.

The exports stood at $15.97 billion in the ten-month period a year ago. Export of rice was the top forex earner at $7.7 billion during the period under review, it said. Similarly, shipments of wheat increased to $1.74 billion during the period. Meat, dairy and poultry products exports grew over 13 per cent to $3.40 billion during the ten-month period of the current fiscal year, it said adding fruits and vegetables outbound shipments were up 16 per cent to $1.20 billion.

"We continue to focus on creating infrastructure for boosting exports by focusing on clusters in collaboration with state governments while taking into consideration the objective of Agriculture Export Policy, 2018," M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, said.

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