APEDA identifies potential districts of UP under Varanasi agri-export hub to boost exports

The commerce ministry’s arm APEDA on Friday said it has identified potential districts of Uttar Pradesh to be covered under the Varanasi Agri-Export Hub (VAEH) for promotion of exports from that region.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has taken initiatives to promote exports from the Purvanchal region of the state through development of VAEH, an official statement said.

The Purvanchal division of the state covers districts of Varanasi, Mirzapur, Azamgarh, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Basti, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Chandauli and Sant Ravidas Nagar.

It added that 20,000 tonne of agri-produce have been exported from Purvanchal region in the last six months.

“Out of these shipments, about 5,000 tonne of fresh fruits and vegetables and 15,000 tonne of cereals have been exported to Vietnam, Gulf nations, Nepal and Bangladesh by all modes of transportation,” it said.

Source Courtesy: PTI, 7th January 2022