Northeastern states have witnessed an 85.34 percent growth in the export of agricultural products in the last six years, according to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development and Authority (APEDA) Chairman M Angamuthu here on Tuesday.
In monetary terms, the export has increased from USD 2.52 million in 2016-17 to USD 17.2 million in 2021-22. The major destination of export has been Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Middle East, the UK and Europe, he said in an official statement.
The Ministry said, there has been a significant increase in the export of agricultural produce from North-Eastern states like Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Meghalaya. In the last three years, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development and Authority, APEDA has organized 136 capacity building programmes on export awareness across the different parts of North-Eastern region.