In a first, Uttar Pradesh to export bananas to Iran

Oct 14, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA),...

...an organisation under the Union ministry of commerce industry, will dispatch the first shipment of bananas from Uttar Pradesh (UP) to Iran.

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The first-ever shipment of bananas from UP will be delivered through sea route,...

...from Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai on Thursday, October 14, as per media reports.

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The officials of APEDA said, as reported by The Times of India, that the shipment will be sent from...

...Mango Pack House at Malihabad in Lucknow at 12 noon on Thursday by registered exporter M/s Desai Agro Foods.

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APEDA also added that the fruit will directly be procured from farmers in Palia Kalan and Lakhimpur...

...district and will be brought to the packhouse where the fruits will be ready to export.

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According to APEDA officials, bananas in two containers of 40 feet...

...will be exported to Iran, which will be on a trial basis.

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According to a report by The Economic Times (ET),...

...India is the leading producer of bananas with a share of around 25 percent in total global output.

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Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh ........

...contribute more than 70 percent of the country's banana production, according to the ET report.

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According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, a total of 1.91 lakh tonnes of bananas...

...worth ₹619 crore has been exported this year so far, as of June 2021.

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The latest numbers revealed by the ministry shows that India’s banana export has been rising sharply...

...due to new farm practices adopted by the farmers as per the global standards.

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Other than bananas, India also exports rice, cotton, soya bean and meat.

India is also ranked at the 9th position in World Trade Organization’s (WTO) top 10 list of agricultural produce exporters in 2019.

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