In fiscal 22 (2021-22) India’s agriculture exports grew by 20% to hit $ 50 billion

India’s exports of agricultural products, including marine and plantation products, for 2021-22 hit a record at $50 billion, an increase by 20% year on year. As per the provisional figures released by DGCIS ( Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics) last week, the export growth has been achieved mostly because of a surge in shipments […]

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India’s organic farm exports to developed nations jump by 51% to exceed $1 billion in FY21

Exports of India’s organic farm products shot up in 2020-21 to cross $1 billion mark. The pandemic year saw a surge in overseas demand by 51% year on year during FY21, beating Covid-induced hiccups in the supply chain. Outbound shipments of organic products hit $1,040 million last fiscal, compared with $689 million a year before, […]

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Pomegranates in the desert? Farmers in India’s Barmer show the way


By Ritwik Sinha Farmers in the desert district of Barmer in the western Indian state of Rajasthan are increasingly turning to pomegranates as part of their strategy to diversify to commercial crops. Bazra, moth, moong and guar have been traditional crops of the region, but pomegranates cultivation has made a significant headway since the beginning […]

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