APEDA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Economy)

News-CRUX-10     25th November 2023        
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Context: The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA), an organization under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, played an instrumental role as an export facilitator and flagged off its Cashew Nut shipment to Bangladesh, Qatar, Malaysia and the USA to mark National Cashew Day.


Agricultural and Processed Food Products Development Authority (APEDA)

  • Established by: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985. It came into effect from 13th February, 1986.
  • Headquarter: New Delhi.
  • Functions performed by APEDA:

-Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export,

-Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products,

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

-Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughter houses, processing plants, storage premises, conveyances or other places,

-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;

-Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments engaged in the production, processing, packaging, marketing or export of the scheduled products,

-Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products.

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