As General Manager, Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India have more than 30 years of experience in varied fields of agri produce exports, which includes fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, other processed foods, cereals, livestock products and floriculture and registration of member exporters and finance. Holding Master's Degree in Commerce and a qualified Company Secretary, I have undertaken different capacity building programmes in Foreign Trade, Quality, SPS/TBT and International Trade Negotiations. Represented India as part of delegations to different countries for taking up issues relating to agri exports and bilateral meetings. In addition, participated in international events to showcase the strength of Indian agri products. Actively involved in formulation and implementation of various schemes for the enhancing agro exports from the country.
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a statutory body under the administrative control of Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India. 700 plus agro based products, are promoted for exports through us. The major product categories looked after are fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, processed foods, livestock products and cereals.
APEDA, plays the role of a catalyst in making Indian products globally competitive. APEDA’s multi-pronged strategy lays emphasis on quality upgradation and creating infrastructural facilities. The organization attempts to provide backward and forward linkages ranging from farm practices to marketing to end consumer. The regular interaction with the manufacturers and exporters and providing inputs to the Government in the formulation of policy and India’s position in international negotiations, are a few of our trade related functions.
India’s huge resource base and a host of natural advantages make it a chosen destination for a variety of agricultural products. With 5 Regional Offices spread over India, and capitalizing on country’s strengths, APEDA facilitates not only in improvement of Indian Agri Products but also provides a platform to showcase India’s quality produce, thus securing its rightful place in the global market.
The export drive spearheaded by an intense thrust towards standardization and quality, has enabled APEDA to achieve an export turnover of about US$ 18387 million during the year in 2018-19 for our scheduled products. Products looked after by APEDA are exported to more than 200 countries. The top 10 destinations of these products are:-
• Saudi Arabia
• U AE
• U S A
Africa is one of the major market for Indian agro products. Exports of products look after by APEDA to Africa during 2018-19 were to the tune of US Dollar 2671 million. Major products being exported to the African region are Rice, Buffalo Meat, Confectionery, Alcoholic Beverages and Cereal products.
For further details please feel free to get in touch with us at
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India),
NCUI Building 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi - 110 016 INDIA
Phone : +91-11- 26514046 (D), 26513204, 26514572, 26534186
Fax : +91-11-26526187/26519259
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