Agriculture, processed food products export up by 30% to $ 9.6 billion in Apr-July 2022: APEDA

India’s agricultural and processed food products exports rose by 30 per cent to $ 9.6 billion during April-July this fiscal, an official statement said. For 2022-23, an export target of $ 23.56 billion has been fixed for the agricultural and processed food products basket, the commerce ministry said. Citing data of the Directorate General of […]

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Pakistan may consider importing vegetables and other edible items from India

Pakistan, which is currently reeling from massive floods, may consider importing essential food items from India. Addressing a press conference, Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said that the government can “consider importing vegetables and other edible items from India” to facilitate people after recent floods destroyed crops across the country, according to media reports. Pakistan is witnessing a massive surge in the prices of various vegetables and […]

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Prices of key vegetables fall on robust supply at mandis across the country

Mandi prices of onion, garlic and tomato have witnessed a sharp decline compared to last year as supplies improved on the back of more than adequate monsoon rains in key producer states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Traders say that prices of these key agricultural commodities are expected to remain depressed in the […]

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India’s horticultural crops output increase marginally to 341 million tonne in 2021-22

India’s production of horticultural crops consisting of fruits, vegetables, spices, medicinal plants and plantation crops in the crop year 2021-22 (July-June crop year) grew by around 2% to 341 million tonnes (mt) against 334 mt reported in 2020-21. The horticultural crops production continues to be higher than the foodgrain production. As per the third advance […]

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Prices of food items continuing to increase in May, says RBI report

Prices of food items like cereals, pulses, and edible oils rose or remained steady in May, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report said, indicating there could be another higher inflation print. However, it observed that the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC’s) surprise move to increase interest rates bodes well for its credibility. The RBI’s monthly State of […]

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Wheat, key vegetables and edible oils post sharpest price rise in India this year

Retail food inflation rose to 7.47% in March, exceeding the headline inflation rate after many months. Consequently, a clutch of items like potato, tomato, brinjal, chicken and wheat have seen the sharpest price increases. Inflation in prices of chicken rose by more than 20.74% in March 2022, while the overall food inflation in the meat […]

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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 agri exports in FY 2022 likely to exceed target of $ 23 billion

India’s agricultural and processed food products exports are set to exceed the target of $23 billion in FY22 thanks to a sharp spike in shipments of rice, wheat, fresh & processed fruits and vegetables, and livestock products. Exports of commodities under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) basket have crossed $21.45 […]

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India’s farm exports surge by 23% to $19.70 billion in Apr-Jan 2021-22

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India’s exports of agricultural and processed food products rose by over 23 per cent to $19.70 billion in the first ten months of the current fiscal (April-January, 2021-22) compared to the same period of the previous year, government data showed. The export of products under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) […]

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West Bengal to promote horticulture marketing in the state

Department of Food Processing & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal and the Kolkata based Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) have joined hands to promote horticulture and marketing of horticulture products in the state. The intention is to boost farmers income by means of diversifying crop pattern and promoting natural farming. Jayanta Kumar Aikat […]

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