APEDA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     14th February 2024        
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Context: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has facilitated around 500 startups in marketing and exporting millet-based value-added products.


APED

  • Established by: Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985. It came into effect on 13th February 1986.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Composition:

oChairman, appointed by the Central Government

oThe Agricultural Marketing Advisor to the Government of India, ex-officio;

oOne member appointed by the Central Government representing the NITI Aayog;

oThree members of Parliament of whom two are elected by the House of People and one by the Council of States

oEight members appointed by the Central Government representing various Ministries of the Central Govt.

oFive members appointed by the Central Government by rotation in the alphabetical order to represent the States and the Union Territories,

oSeven members appointed by the Central Govt.

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 ouses, processing plants, storage premises, conveyances or other places,
  • Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products;
  • Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India.
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