AP makes first export shipment of 890tn bananas

AP makes first export shipment of 890tn bananas

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 31: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), along with State Government of Andhra Pradesh and one of the largest member exporter of banana, dispatched the first shipment of 890 MTs of high quality bananas.

Bananas loaded in 43 refrigerated containers from Tadipatri and Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai yesterday for export to international markets, said Commerce and Industry in a statement here on Friday.

Government of India under Agri Export Policy has notified banana cluster in Anantpur and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh. The exporting company has been able to change the package of practices by providing expertise and technology to help banana growers in Andhra Pradesh for enhancing the quality of banana production.

More than 500 farmers cultivating bananas in more than 1800 hectares have been trained to boost the production and export of the fruit from Anantpur and nearby districts. (UNI)