Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

• The overall export of APEDA products witnessed 14.7 percent growth during the April-October period of the current Financial Year, 2021-22 (USD 11,651 million) over the same period of the previous year (USD 10,157 million).

About APEDA:

• The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985.

• The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).

• It functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

• The Authority has its headquarters in New Delhi.

Functions of APEDA:

• Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance or otherwise for undertaking surveys and feasibility studies, participation in enquiry capital through joint ventures and other reliefs and subsidy schemes;

• Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed;

• Fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports;

• Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughterhouses, processing plants, storage premises, conveyances or other places where such products are kept or handled for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products;

• Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products;

• Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India;

• Promotion of export-oriented production and development of the Scheduled products;

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Mains Paper 3: Economy

Prelims level: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

Mains level: Functions of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

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