Indian agri exports rise 18 despite Covid India News
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NEW DELHI: India exported agri and allied commodities price Rs 2.74 lakh crore throughout April 2020—February 2021 in comparison with Rs 2.31 lakh crore in the identical interval the earlier 12 months, recording a rise of 18%.
The commodities which posted vital constructive progress in exports had been wheat, rice (non-Basmati), soya meal, spices, sugar, uncooked cotton, recent vegetable, processed greens and alcoholic drinks. Wheat export posted large progress over final 12 months, rising from Rs 425 crore to Rs three,283 crore — a rise of 727%.
The Nafed had exported 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and 40,000 tonnes of wheat to Lebanon beneath government to authorities association. “Even during the difficult time of pandemic, India took care not to disturb the world food supply chain and continued to export,” stated the agriculture ministry in an announcement on Wednesday.
During April 2020-February 2021, the nation imported agri commodities price Rs 1.41 lakh crore in comparison with Rs 1.37 lakh crore in the identical interval final 12 months witnessing a rise of almost three%.
Referring to the export-import figures, the ministry stated, “Despite Covid-19, balance of trade in agriculture has increased during April, 2020 – Feb, 2021 to Rs 1. 32 lakh crores as against Rs 93,907 crore during the same period in 2019-20.”

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