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APEDA flags off first export consignment of value added products from Kerala to Australia

  • Published
    9th Oct, 2021

GS-III: Economy

  • Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural resources
Context

Recently, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) facilitated exports of the first consignment of various value-added and nutri-rich products derived from Jackfruit, Passion fruit and Nutmeg (Jaiphal) sourced from farmers in Thrissur, Kerala, to Melbourne, Australia.

Prelims question:

With reference to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a statutory body under Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. It is responsible for export promotion and development of herbal and medicinal plants.
  3. It monitors the import of sugar in India.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

Innovation and start-ups in agriculture are the need of the hour. Discuss the steps taken by the Government for the same. (150 words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a brief overview of the current ecosystem in the agriculture sector.
  • Enumerate the need of Innovation and startups in Agriculture
  • Enumerate the steps taken by the Government.
  • Conclusion

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