Export of organic products up by 51 pc in 2020-21

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In comparison to the previous fiscal, export of organic products from India grew by 51 per cent to a record $1.04 billion in dollar terms during the 2020-21 fiscal. The increase has come after shipments dropped by nine per cent to $689 million in 2019-20 from $757 million in 2018-19. According toMr M. Angamuthu, Chairman, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), exports during 2019-20 were impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as earlier they had been witnessing growth exceeding 25 per cent annually since 2016-17. Since 2002-03, organic products exports have increased 80 times, from $13 million to $1.04 billion, said a report.