Better cooperation between commerce and agri ministries to help boost exports: APEDA

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NEW DELHI: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on Saturday called for better cooperation between the ministries of commerce and agriculture to boost agri-exports.

APEDA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce.

“An integrated approach and better cooperation is needed among the two union ministries for boosting agriculture production and exports,” it said in a statement.

The increasing cooperation would also help boost agri-exports to USD 60 billion by 2022 from the current USD 38 billion, it said.

APEDA works to promote export of various agricultural commodities and provides a platform to showcase India’s quality produce to the global market.

The Commerce Ministry is expected to soon come out with an agriculture export policy.