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Govt approves Rs 206.8 cr for Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy scheme
Jul 19, 2019

The government has approved an outlay of Rs 206.8 crore for 2019-19 for a central sector scheme titled ‘Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy’ aimed at doubling farmers’ income by 2022. 
 
The Central Government has approved a Central Sector Scheme titled ‘Implementation of Agriculture Export Policy’, the government said in a notification. 
 
Of this, Rs 134.50 crore are allocated to setup dedicated clusters for mangoes, pomegranate, bananas, grapes, tea, coffee, turmeric, and marine products, among others along with pre and post-harvest management of the production, upgrading the supply chain to attain much higher levels of export from those clusters. 
 
The approved scheme also entails outlay for post-harvest infrastructure in clusters, capacity building, grant towards Public Private Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Development (PPP-IAD) and laboratories 
 
The ‘Agriculture Export Policy, 2018’ seeks to double farm exports to $60 billion by 2022 from $30 billion last year, and will invest Rs 1,400 crore to set up specialised clusters in different states for different produce to push exports. 
    

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