APEDA facilitates first trial shipment of green chillies by air from Varanasi 

APEDA facilitates first trial shipment of green chillies by air from Varanasi 

December 21, 2017: The Agricultural and Processed Food Exports Development Authority (APEDA) is sensitizing exporters to source fresh agro produce from Uttar Pradesh for export to various markets. Necessary tie up with importers has also been facilitated by APEDA.  With the efforts of APEDA, facilities of custom clearance and phyto-sanitary certificate issuance at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi are being set up, to facilitate exporters from the region for export of fresh fruits and vegetables. As an outcome of these efforts, an exporter will now be exporting green chillies and green peas from Varanasi to Dubai. SpiceJet airlines has also come forward to facilitate trade from Varanasi by sending the consignment via Delhi. 

APEDA organized the first trial shipment export of green chillies etc. by M/s. Elite Oceanic Trading Pvt. Ltd. from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi to Dubai with the logistics support of Spice Jet airline. 

The first trial consignment was flagged off by APEDA chairman DK Singh.  Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR) director Dr. B Singh, representatives of NPPO, DGFT, the state horticulture department, exporters and farmers were also present as the consignment was flagged off. This was the first consignment of vegetable exports from Eastern Uttar Pradesh and would encourage entrepreneurs to boost export of fresh vegetables from this region. 

APEDA an apex organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, is responsible for promotion and development of export of various agro products.