The Government introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy with the following vision:
“Harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to make India a global power in agriculture, and raise farmers’ income.”
Inter-alia, the objectives of the Agriculture Export policy are as under:
- To diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports, including focus on perishables.
- To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports.
- To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers and dealing with sanitary and phytosanitary issues.
- To strive to double India’s share in world agri exports by integrating with global value chains.
- To enable farmers to get benefit of export opportunities in overseas market.
As part of the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP), several unique product-district clusters have been identified for export promotion, based on factors like existing production and export endowments, scalability of operations, size of the export market / India’s share, and the potential for increase in exports. The list of indicative clusters identified in the AEP is at Annexure-I.
List of Clusters
|Kerala||Thrissur, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kadapa, Anantapur|
|Tamil Nadu||Trichy, Theni, Pollachi|
|West||Maharashtra||Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Solapur|
|Gujarat||Bharuch, Narmada, Surat|
|Pomegranate||South||Andhra Pradesh||Anantapur, Kurnool|
|West||Maharashtra||Solapur, Ahmednagar, Pune|
|Central||Madhya Pradesh||Khargone, Khandwa, Burhanpur|
|Gujarat||Junagarh, Valsad, Kutch, Navsari|
|North||Uttar Pradesh||Saharanpur, Meerut, Lucknow|
|South||Telangana||Rangareddy, Mehboobnagar, Warangal|
|Andhra Pradesh||Krishna, Chittoor, Kurnool|
|Grapes||West||Maharashtra||Pune, Nasik, Sangli|
|Rose Onion||South||Karnataka||Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapura|
|Central||Madhya Pradesh||Indore, Sagar, Damoh|
|Potato||North||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Farukkabad|
|Punjab||Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Navashehar|
|Central||Madhya Pradesh||Indore, Gwalior|
|Tea||East||Assam||Tinsukia, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh|
|Coffee||South||Karnataka||Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Hassan|
|Marine products||South||Andhra Pradesh||East Godavari, Vishakapatnam, West Godavari, Nellore|
|East||Odisha||Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore|
|West||Gujarat||Kutch, Veraval, Navasari, Valsad|
|Meghalaya||West Jaintia Hills|
|North||Rajasthan||Jalore, Jodhpur, Barmer, Nagaur, Pali|
|Isabgol||North||Rajasthan||Jodhpur, Nagaur, Barmer, Jaisalmer|
|Castor||West||Gujarat||Banaskantha, Kutch, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mehsana|
|Orange||West||Maharashtra||Nagpur, Amravati, Wardha|
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.