Farm Exports Jump 88%
The export of agricultural items monitored by APEDA, the government-run export promotion body for farm products, rose by 88% to about Rs. 82,000 crore in the last fiscal, a top official said. The growth was achieved on the back of increased export of processed foods, basmati, nonbasmati rice, guar (gum and seed), buffalo meat and groundnut. India's agri exports under APEDA stood at Rs. 43,626.9 crore in FY11.