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Comprehensive policy to promote agriculture exports on anvil

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The commerce ministry is working on a comprehensive policy covering issues such as logistics to promote export of agri commodities like tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables, a senior said.

is one of biggest producers and exporters of agri commodities, and still holds huge potential to increase shipments.

"So, the possibility of value addition and moving up in the global is immense. All important elements such as logistics, certification and traceability of items would be part of the new policy," the said.

It is important to have to promote

This move would help serve the government's objective to double farmers' and increasing

The ministry has started the process of identifying factors such as where maximum import demand is, areas that can be looked at, India's contribution to, and steps required to promote

The said they are also studying and trying to understand where the potential is.

Another elements which would become part of the policy include ways to ensure quality of products and monitoring the

Agri-products account for over 10 per cent of the countrys

mainly exports tea, coffee, rice, cereals, tobacco, spices, cashew, oil meals, fruits & vegetables and marine products.

In November 2017, out of 13 agri commodities, being tracked by the commerce ministry, only two - fruits & vegetables and tobacco - reported negative export growth.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 16:40 IST