APEDA sets up export promotion body to boost dairy exports

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products and solutions Export Progress Authority (APEDA) has established up an Export Promotion Discussion board (EPF) to market exports of dairy merchandise and address several difficulties in the sector.

The EPF will augment trade and contain officers of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, and Export Inspection Council, according to APEDA Chairman M Angamuthu.

The authority has determined two clusters – Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and Banaskantha in Gujarat – to develop dairy merchandise. Farmers and tiny dairy house owners in these clusters will be supplied virtual schooling and aided in capacity developing to come to be exporters, he advised BusinessLine.

Moots fiscal help

APEDA has mooted new fiscal help for advertising and marketing the export of dairy merchandise. The proposal, pending acceptance from the Centre, will enable dairy vegetation enhance their amenities and enhance their infrastructure and good quality criteria apart from establishing the market to contend globally.

“The fiscal help will be provided to improvement of infrastructure amenities, good quality and market(s),” stated the APEDA Chairman.

The Ministry is generating efforts to reinforce the infrastructure for good quality milk manufacturing, procurement and processing, apart from internet marketing of milk and milk merchandise by dairy improvement techniques.

These techniques are National Programme for Dairy Progress, National Dairy Approach (Section I), Dairy Entrepreneurship Progress Plan, Guidance to Dairy Cooperatives and Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Progress Fund, he stated.

Infra improvement

The Ministry also has the scheme to develop infrastructure underneath the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Progress Fund, which is part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Angamuthu stated.

In this scheme, investments by business owners, non-public companies, firms, farmers and farmers producers organisations are incentivised to build dairy processing, “value-addition infrastructure” and animal feed plant, the APEDA Chairman stated.

Pointing out that dairy merchandise have been bundled in the productivity-joined incentive scheme to enable the non-public sector, he stated APEDA is tackling difficulty of market access often in association with the Ministry of Animal Husbandry.


“Recently, we resolved the difficulty of aflatoxin in milk powder with Egypt and Saudi Arabia. They have now agreed to adhere to the Codex Expectations,” Angamuthu stated.

India confronted a key issue in the global market concerning the prevalence of foot-and-mouth ailment (FMD) in cattle. To tackle this, the governing administration has registered five.6 crore farmers to develop animal husbandry.

About fifteen.8 crore animals have been tagged, and 1.03 crore animals have been vaccinated towards FMD. In addition, the Ministry has issued “Pashu Aadhar”, a twelve-digit Aadhar card like id for cows and buffaloes, for traceability, he stated.


In addition to these, APEDA organised a Webinar on Might 28 this yr in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on “Exports of dairy merchandise: Challenges and prospects” that bundled an interactive session.

Earlier on March eighteen, the authority joined fingers with the Director-Basic of International Trade, National Dairy Progress Board and the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing and advertising Federation and held a capacity developing and sensitising programme.

It was held for farmers and farmers producer organisations to develop business owners, Angamuthu stated and added that APEDA was also having virtual buyer-seller satisfies to permit exporters to interact with purchasers abroad directly.

Later on this yr, APEDA will organise unique market advertising programmes in opportunity markets during September-November, he stated.