Last Updated: July, 2014
Agriculture is the mainstay of the Indian economy, providing employment to 52 per cent of its workforce. The agriculture and food processing sector plays an instrumental role in augmenting the growth of the economy, as it is an important source of raw material for the industrial sector.
India's agrarian culture and varied regional climate have made a significant contribution to the global food basket. Indian curries, mangoes, snacks and spices are known for their excellent quality worldwide. Globally, India holds the top position in the following food segments:
The exports of agriculture products has touched US$ 44.59 billion in the period Apr 2013- Feb 2014. Exports of processed fruits and vegetables and other processed food exports touched US$ 5.24 billion, fresh fruits and vegetables showed US$ 1.45 billion, cereals at US$ 10.54 billion, and animal products registered US$ 5.36 billion amount of exports in the same period of 2013-14.
The Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) plays a significant role in tapping India’s agricultural strengths and works towards expanding the export potential of Indian agricultural and food products.
Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
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