food products export development

Mango madness: Over 600 varieties at Delhi fest


July 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) It was a feast to remember for Delhi's mango-lovers who got a taste of their favourites from 600 varieties of the "maharaja" of fruits at ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks funds for apple post-harvesting facilities


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple-producing region, Tuesday urged the central government to allocate Rs.15 crore special assistance for strengthening post-harvesting facilities in the state.State ... Read more...

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Basmati rice aroma to waft through global dishes


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India will promote the use of basmati rice in global dishes and non-traditional markets aimed to boost exports, a senior official said Wednesday."We are trying ... Read more...

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Himachal’s fruit processing plant to be modernised


June 24th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon get a high-tech tetrapak machine installed at a state-run fruit processing plant in Parwanoo district, which will enhance its capacity by 30 ... Read more...

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Two cold storages to be set up in Himachal


March 25th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to set up two cold storages in the apple-growing areas of Himachal Pradesh, an official statement said here Friday.Two controlled-atmosphere cold ... Read more...

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Innovation can make India food basket of world: Scindia


February 13th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A second Green Revolution, involving technical innovation, increased investment in agriculture and proper infrastructure for food processing can make India the "food basket of the world", Minister ... Read more...

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India targets over $1 billion organic product exports


May 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) As consumers' preference for organic products grows steadily worldwide, India is targeting exports of over $1 billion of such products in the next five years, Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Include Madhya Pradesh in Basmati-producing areas: Chouhan


September 24th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the centre to include the state among those where the Basmati rice variety is grown, officials said here Thursday. In ... Read more...

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India’s farm exports to top $20 bn by 2014: Government


September 9th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Exports of agricultural products from India will more than double to top Rs.1 lakh crore (Rs.1 trillion or $20 billion) in the next five years, says an ... Read more...

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India must increase its share in global agri exports: Sharma


August 18th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India must increase its share in the global agricultural exports and for this it should invest in right technology and human resource development, Commerce and Industry Minister ... Read more...

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No shortage of foodgrain till next year: Anand Sharma


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The drought-like situation may pose a challenge to India's agriculture sector, but the country is unlikely to face shortage of foodgrain till next year, according to ... Read more...

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India planning to double agri exports in five years


August 18th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Despite the ongoing drought conditions and the global recession, India is working on doubling its agricultural exports to $18 billion in five years from now. "Starting this year, ... Read more...

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Mango exports rose by 43 percent in 2008-09


July 27th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India has seen an increase of 43.76 percent in its mango exports in 2008-09 as compared to the year before, a union minister said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Mango fair in Kolkata attracting crowds


June 13th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Luscious varieties of mangoes grown in West Bengal like the Himsagar, Langra and Fajli are being showcased at the three-day Mango Mahotsava fair here that is attracting crowds. The ... Read more...

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Thirty nine items to be taken up during interim budget session: Ravi


February 11th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Wednesday informed mediapersons that at least 39 items and legislations would be taken up during the ... Read more...

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India moves Sindh HC to desist Pak farmers from using Basmati trademark


December 28th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 28 (ANI): In the latest twist of the long row on the Basmati trademark registration issue, an Indian agriculture development body has approached Sindh High court asking to not ... Read more...

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West Bengal gets first Centre for Perishable Cargo


September 27th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) West Bengal Friday got its first Centre for Perishable Cargo (CPC) at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Government allows export of ‘Pusa 1121′ rice


September 6th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India has allowed the export of the Pusa 1121 variety of rice from Oct 15 this year, according to a senior government official. This variety is exported ... Read more...

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India set to export record quantity of basmati rice


August 30th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India looks set to export a record quantity of basmati rice in the current fiscal.Last month, the official agency monitoring the export of basmati rice issued 658 ... Read more...

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India soon to have good agricultural practices document


July 31st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India is set to have an agricultural testament called good agricultural practises (GAP) aimed at enhancing farm productivity marked by quality. India's apex body ... Read more...

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‘India needs to improve food product standards’


July 12th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India needs to improve the standards of its food products to acquire a competitive edge in the global market, says Sanjay Dave, the first ... Read more...

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More food items to be covered by origin-tracking system


July 10th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) By March next year, more food products would come under the mechanism to track the origin of products - the traceability system - Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Indian for top slot in global food body


July 5th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) director Sanjay Dave has become the first Indian to be elected the vice-chair of Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), ... Read more...

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Indian basmati set to enter China, Mexico


July 1st, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Indian basmati rice will shortly enter the kitchens in China and Mexico. At present, basmati is exported to over 130 countries, and the government ... Read more...

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Indian mangoes ‘mesmerising’ Americans, says export agency


June 15th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A year after the US permitted import of Indian mangoes once again, the king of fruits has become a hit, with varieties like Alphonso, ... Read more...

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Now you can trace eight more Indian farm products from birth


June 10th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) You'll soon be able to tell which orchard your mango came from and if any pesticide was used while it was growing. India is ... Read more...

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Government planning to roll back export duty on steel


May 30th, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A possible roll-back of export duty on steel and some other measures are in the pipeline to contain inflation, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath indicated here ... Read more...

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India eyes Rs.269 bn export of agri, processed foods


May 28th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India's official agency to monitor exports Wednesday denied any adverse impact on basmati rice export, while setting Rs.269 billion export target for agricultural and processed food products ... Read more...

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Move to protect agro products from patenting abroad


May 15th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government Thursday decided to protect Indian agro products from foreign patenting through an amendment in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act (APEDA). ... Read more...

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Funds approved to improve agro produce infrastructure


April 18th, 2008 - 12:48 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved two schemes with a total outlay of Rs.4.29 billion to build infrastructure to boost export of agricultural produce. ... Read more...

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Basmati exports to Saudi Arabia set to rise


April 8th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, April 8 (IANS) India's exports of basmati rice to Saudi Arabia are set to rise substantially this year following the kingdom's decision to cut import duty on the commodity. Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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