The agriculture Ministry said on 26th December that India’s export of agriculture and allied commodities increased by 11.97% to USD 30.21 billion during the months of April to October of the current fiscal year. The exports stood at USD 26.98 billion during the same months of 2021-2022.

The major commodities exported from India were what, basmati rice, raw cotton, castor oil, coffee and fresh fruits. The ministry said that there was improvement in the farm produce logistics with the introduction of Kisan Rail service in July of 2020 that are being operated on 167 routes in the country.

Around 1,260 wholesale mandis in 22 states and three union territories have been integrated with the electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) with 1.72 crore farmers and 2.13 lakh traders registered on the platform till the current month, it said. Also, 4,015 farmer producer organisations (FPOs) have been registered under a new scheme, it added.