New Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has outlined his priority by indulging on promoting agri exports and will ensure global market for farmers.
The Minister pledged that he will see to the point that the farmers have all the right to access global markets and get better prices. And to do this in a proper way the government is going to frame a good policy very soon and will work upon on removing trade restrictions with an aim to boost the country’s agri shipments. Healso added that his ministry will work on developing global supply chain for the agriculture sector.
The Narendra Modi-led government aims to double farmers’ income by 2022. Crop diversification; focus on allied sectors and food processing and tapping global markets are among the steps the government is taking to meet the target.
In 2016-17, export of agri products, such as cereals, processed fruit and vegetables, processed foods, and animal products, was around USD 16.27 billion, according to the data by Apeda.
The commerce ministry, Prabhu said, though there are many challenges like climate change and water shortage but still will make sure that “we will achieve this goal to ensure that India’s agri sector will also be able to feed hundreds of others”.
He added that their agendais going to be very aggressive and hence will like to make sure that Indian farmers get their due by getting better price from global markets.