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  1. 1. Agri Export Zone ( AEZ) Junaid Bhat 04 Kartika Ramesh 118 Snehal Badgujar 63 Yojana Karande 51
  2. 2. Introduction • AEZ is a specific geographic region in a country demarcated for setting up agriculture based processing industries, mainly for export. • The term is widely used mainly in India. • AEZ are to be identified by the State Government. • Corporate sector with proven credentials would be encouraged to sponsor new agri export zone. • APEDA has been nominated as the Nodal Agency to coordinate the efforts on the part of Central Govt. negotiations. • Under chapter 16 of Exim Policy 2001, a new concept of Agri Export Zone (AEZ) has been inserted by Govt. of India on 11.05.2002
  3. 3. • Primary objective of boosting agricultural exports from India. • The Central Government has sanctioned 60 AEZs comprising about 40 agricultural commodities . • AEZs is spread across 20 states in the country. • Government has prepared a five- year road map for increasing agri- exports by over Rs.2000 crores and in the process cleared five more agri-export zones entailing a total investment of Rs.239.37 crores.
  4. 4. Services which would be managed and co-ordinated by State Government/corporate sector and would include provision of pre/post harvest treatment and operations, plant protection, processing, packaging, storage and related research & development etc. APEDA will supplement, within its schemes and provisions, efforts of State Governments for facilitating such exports. Units in AEZ would be entitled for all the facilities available for exports of goods in terms of provisions of the respective schemes. The Agri Export Zones are notified under Appendix 15 of the Handbook of Procedures (Vol 1) under the Exim Policy.
  5. 5. The Economic Times Economic survey 2013: India’s global ranking for agricultural-exports improves 10th
  6. 6. Need For AEZ • Lack of adequate storage facilities. • Lack of suitable processing. • Lack of promotion of products. • Lack of marketing, • To overcome all this barriers with the help of APEDA ,AEZ was launched..
  7. 7. Major Components • Cluster approach of identifying the potential products and geographical region in which these products are grown. • Adopting an end-to-end approach of integrating the entire process, right from the stage of production till it reaches the consumption stage. • Integration of the activities of various agencies connected with the department of the product.
  8. 8. Anticipated Benefits • Strengthening of backward linkages with a market oriented approach. • Product acceptability and its competitiveness abroad as well as in the domestic market. • Value addition to basic agricultural produce. • Bring down cost of production through economy of scale. • Better price for agricultural produce. • Improvement in product quality and packaging. • Promote trade related research and development. • Increase employment opportunities
  9. 9. S.No Crops Export Zones 1 Litchis Uttranchal, West Bengal, Bihar 2 Pineapples 3 Gherkins Karnataka 4 Potato UP, Punjab,Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal 5 Mangoes U.P (Saharanpur) ,Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat 6 Vegetables Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat 7 Flowers Tamil Nadu,Uttaranchal 8 Grapes Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh S.No Crops Export Zones 1 Mango Tamil Nadu 2 Floriculture Ooty, Tamil Nadu 3 Medicinal Plants Tamil Nadu 4 Onion & Banana Maharastra 5 Basmati Rice 6 Wheat 7 Pineapple Kerala 8 Onions 9 Apples Himachal Pradesh 10 Mangoes & Chillies Andhra Pradesh Some AEZ Proposals in the pipeline Crops and Export Zones
  10. 10. Thank you!
  11. 11. Biblography:     