The Government introduced a comprehensive Agriculture Export Policy with the following vision:
“Harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments, to make India a global power in agriculture, and raise farmers’ income.”
Inter-alia, the objectives of the Agriculture Export policy are as under:
- To diversify our export basket, destinations and boost high value and value added agricultural exports, including focus on perishables.
- To promote novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional Agri products exports.
- To provide an institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers and dealing with sanitary and phytosanitary issues.
- To strive to double India’s share in world agri exports by integrating with global value chains.
- To enable farmers to get benefit of export opportunities in overseas market.
As part of the Agriculture Export Policy (AEP), several unique product-district clusters have been identified for export promotion, based on factors like existing production and export endowments, scalability of operations, size of the export market / India’s share, and the potential for increase in exports. The list of indicative clusters identified in the AEP is at Annexure-I.