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Govt. approves Agri Export Policy with commitment to double Farmer Income by 2022

Friday - December 7, 2018 12:33 pm , Category : INDIA


Union Government has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018. The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre with Commerce as the nodal Department with representation from various line Ministries/Departments and Agencies and representatives of concerned State Governments, to oversee the implementation of Agriculture Export Policy.

Government has come out with a policy to double farmers’ income by 2022. Exports of agricultural products would play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. In order to provide an impetus to agricultural exports, the Government has come out with a comprehensive “Agriculture Export Policy” aimed at doubling the agricultural exports and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products with the global value chains. Agriculture Export Policy has vision to Harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy   instruments, to make India global power in agriculture and raise farmers’ income.

The key objectives of the policy are to double agricultural exports from present US$ 30+ Billion to US$ 60+ Billion by 2022 and reach US$ 100 Billion in the next few years thereafter, with a stable trade policy regime. Diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports including focus on perishables. 

To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports.

To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers and deal with sanitary and phyto-sanitary issues.
To strive to double India’s share in world agri exports by integrating with global value chain at the earliest.

Enable farmers to get benefit of export opportunities in overseas market.