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Cereals lift farm exports to $17.5 billion in April-Feb.
Apr 08, 2021

Exports of farm products monitored by the Agriculture and Processed Foods Development Authority (Apeda) increased by a fifth to top $17.5 billion during the April-February period of the last fiscal compared with $14.5 billion in same period the previous fiscal. The exports growth is notwithstanding the supply disruptions caused by Covid-induced lockdown.
 
In rupee terms, exports grew 26 per cent to Rs 1.30-lakh crore against Rs 1.03-lakh crore in the same period last year.
 
Strong overseas demand for products such as non-basmati and basmati rice, groundnuts, pulses, dairy products, fresh vegetables and fruits among others contributed to the growth in the shipments. However, some major products such as buffalo meat and guargum declined.
    

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