India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre

India’s first Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre




Recently The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)  has launched the first Agricultural Export Facilitation Centre in Pune India

About the Centre:

  • The Centre will help in accelerating the agricultural and food exports of the state of Maharashtra.
  • The centre will act as an one-stop shop to export agricultural food productions.
  • The centre is available to anyone who is engaged in agricultural exports.
  • It will give guidance in areas such as Minimum residue level, orchard management, branding and marketing, country-wise protocols, special export treatments and government export schemes.

Reason for establishment of centre in Maharashtra:

  • Maharashtra is known as one of the leading states in Agriculture. 
  • It is one of the largest producers of onions. 
  • Maharashtra is emerging as an important horticultural state in the country.
  • The soil and agro climatic conditions are diverse in the state. 
  • State is producing a variety of crops such as rice, wheat, tur, gram, bajra, jowar; fruits such as banana, mango, grapes, orange, cashew nut.
  • The state is the leading producer in pulses.
  • Maharashtra is known as the second largest coarse cereals producer.
  • It is also the second largest producer of soya bean, sugarcane and cotton.

-Khyati Khare

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