Non-Basmati Rice, Sugar, Wheat, Other Cereals, Mollases & Raw Cotton the biggest gainers in agri exports basket in last three years.

Under the One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC), beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) can get their quota  of subsidized food-grains from any electronic point of sale device (ePoS)- enabled fair price shops of their choice by using their existing ration card with biometric authentication. ONORC is implemented in all the States and Union Territories making food security portable throughout the country. Under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), about 79.7 crore beneficiaries in the country have been covered by States/UTs through NFSA ration cards. The Department regularly pursue with concerned States/UTs to cover maximum eligible persons/households up to their respective NFSA ceiling limits.                                                    

The demand of organic agro-product from India is consistently increasing in the global market. As such, the quantity of Indian organic products exported during 2020-21 was 8.88 lakh MT as against 6.38 lakh MT during 2019-20 which amounts to 39.18% increase in export from India indicating considerable increase in demand of Indian agricultural products.

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) is being implemented with the objective of increasing food grain production through area expansion and productivity enhancement in the identified districts of the country. Under NFSM, assistance is given through state governments to farmers for interventions like cluster demonstrations on improved package of practices, demonstrations on cropping system, distribution of seeds of High Yielding Varieties (HYVs)/hybrids, improved farm machineries/resource conservation machineries/tools, efficient water application tools, processing & post-harvest equipments, cropping system based trainings etc including plant protection measures, nutrient management/soil ameliorants for improving soil productivity and control of pest incidence. The mission also provides support to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) & State Agricultural Universities (SAUs)/Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) for technology back stopping and transfer of technology to the farmers under supervision of Subject Matter Specialists/Scientists. KVKs are also assisted for production of Certified Seeds of Pulses & Nutri-Cereals in the project Supported under NFSM.

The quantity of agriculture products exported from India during last three years is as follows:

In MT

Products 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
QTY QTY QTY
AYUSH AND HERBAL PRODUCTS 92241 120558 126112
CASHEW 84373 70110 75450
CASHEW NUT SHELL LIQUID 4605 3735 4943
CASTOR OIL 593907 734336 715209
CEREAL PREPARATIONS 342648 403985 415533
COCOA PRODUCTS 27432 25776 27323
COFFEE 257032 245209 333098
COTTON RAW INCLD. WASTE 657808 1213980 1258626
DAIRY PRODUCTS 111171 118334 191954
FLORICLTR PRODUCTS 16949 15695 23695
FRESH FRUITS 834835 973177 1166440
FRESH VEGETABLES 1930511 2339675 2468404
FRUITS / VEGETABLE SEEDS 19221 32285 20989
GROUNDNUT 664436 638319 514123
GUERGAM MEAL 381878 234878 322329
MILLED PRODUCTS 286450 397056 699565
MOLLASES 593616 1317679 1404983
NATURAL RUBBER 12872 11344 3560
NIGER SEEDS 13831 19591 6030
OIL MEALS 2655789 4366554 2925702
OTHER CEREALS 501118 3075661 3859358
OTHER OIL SEEDS 89641 84574 60243
PROCESSED FRUITS AND JUICES 568883 532870 629704
PROCESSED VEGETABLES 223308 367098 308275
PULSES 232081 276927 387208
RICE –BASMOTI 4454771 4630209 3943717
RICE(OTHER THAN BASMOTI) 5056278 13149206 17288961
SESAME SEEDS 282257 273260 242145
SHELLAC 7173 7876 8485
SPICES 1193440 1607058 1427718
SUGAR 5798534 7517923 10457080
TEA 254800 212687 208614
TOBACCO UNMANUFACTURED 181841 178296 196261
VEGETABLE OILS 85237 302221 98365
WHEAT 219690 2154973 7244842

This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabah.

Source : PIB