July 24, 2024


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APEDA sets up export promotion body to boost dairy exports

The Agricultural and Processed Foods Items Export Enhancement Authority (APEDA) has established up an Export Marketing Forum (EPF) to advertise exports of dairy solutions and tackle different concerns in the sector.

The EPF will increase trade and consist of officials of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Export Inspection Council, in accordance to APEDA Chairman M Angamuthu.

The authority has identified two clusters – Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and Banaskantha in Gujarat – to build dairy solutions. Farmers and modest dairy house owners in these clusters will be specified digital education and aided in potential making to grow to be exporters, he informed BusinessLine.

Moots economical guidance

APEDA has mooted new economical guidance for endorsing the export of dairy solutions. The proposal, pending approval from the Centre, will assistance dairy plants upgrade their amenities and improve their infrastructure and high quality specifications other than producing the current market to compete globally.

“The economical guidance will be provided in direction of advancement of infrastructure amenities, high quality and current market(s),” stated the APEDA Chairman.

The Ministry is generating attempts to improve the infrastructure for high quality milk generation, procurement and processing, other than advertising of milk and milk solutions through dairy advancement schemes.

These schemes are National Programme for Dairy Enhancement, National Dairy Plan (Section I), Dairy Entrepreneurship Enhancement Scheme, Assist to Dairy Cooperatives and Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Enhancement Fund, he stated.

Infra advancement

The Ministry also has the scheme to build infrastructure below the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Enhancement Fund, which is component of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Angamuthu stated.

In this scheme, investments by business owners, non-public companies, companies, farmers and farmers producers organisations are incentivised to create dairy processing, “value-addition infrastructure” and animal feed plant, the APEDA Chairman stated.

Pointing out that dairy solutions have been bundled in the efficiency-joined incentive scheme to assistance the non-public sector, he stated APEDA is tackling challenge of current market access often in association with the Ministry of Animal Husbandry.


“Recently, we resolved the challenge of aflatoxin in milk powder with Egypt and Saudi Arabia. They have now agreed to adhere to the Codex Standards,” Angamuthu stated.

India faced a important challenge in the world current market about the prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. To tackle this, the govt has registered 5.six crore farmers to build animal husbandry.

About fifteen.eight crore animals have been tagged, and one.03 crore animals have been vaccinated against FMD. In addition, the Ministry has issued “Pashu Aadhar”, a 12-digit Aadhar card like identity for cows and buffaloes, for traceability, he stated.


In addition to these, APEDA organised a Webinar on May well 28 this year in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on “Exports of dairy solutions: Difficulties and prospects” that bundled an interactive session.

Previously on March eighteen, the authority joined arms with the Director-Normal of Foreign Trade, National Dairy Enhancement Board and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Internet marketing Federation and held a potential making and sensitising programme.

It was held for farmers and farmers producer organisations to build business owners, Angamuthu stated and additional that APEDA was also getting digital purchaser-vendor fulfills to allow for exporters to interact with prospective buyers overseas immediately.

Later this year, APEDA will organise certain current market marketing programmes in potential markets during September-November, he stated.