Exports of APEDA scheduled products increased 21.3 per cent during April-February last fiscal, according to Agricultural and Processed Food Exports Development Authority (APEDA). There was an increase of 21.3 per cent in dollar terms and 26.3 per cent in rupee terms during the period in comparison to the same period the previous year. There was increased demand for food products to meet the food security needs in other countries and, despite challenges on the logistics front, the Indian government supported and helped at each step to facilitate shipments. India also supplied food items through chartered planes on demand from some countries. As a result, it has emerged as a consistent and reliable supplier, said a report.