Assam’s Burmese grapes exported to Dubai
To harness the export potential of agricultural & processed food products from north-eastern states, fresh Burmese grapes shipment was exported to Dubai from Guwahati.
- Burmese grapes are referred as ‘Leteku’ in Assamese language.
- Leteku is rich in vitamin C and Iron.
- Grapes were sourced and packed at a collection centre in Darang district of Assam.
- Consignment was exported by APEDA registered Kiega EXIM Pvt Ltd.
Role of APEDA
- APEDA has been carrying out promotional activities to register North-Eastern states on agricultural and processed food products export map of India.
- Recently, APEDA had facilitated exports of first consignment of ‘red rice’ to USA, which is ‘grown in Brahmaputra valley of Assam. It does not make use of any chemical fertilizer. This rice variety is also called as ‘Bao-dhaan’ and is an integral part of Assamese food.
- APEDA also assisted in exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified Kaji Nemu (Assam lemon) to London. About 40 metric tonnes of Assam Lemon has been exported so far.
- It has provided financial assistance to private sector to set up a pack house at Guwahati after fulfilling mandatory requirement or infrastructure for export of fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe.
- It also undertakes market promotion activities for structured marketing strategies for export of food product market intelligence to take informed decision and for skill development, capacity building & high-quality packaging.
About Burmese Grape
It is a slow-growing evergreen tree of family Phyllanthaceae with a spreading crown and thin bark. It is found in Asia and most commonly cultivated in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India and Malaysia. It grows in evergreen forests on variety of soils. It is eaten as fruit, stewed or made into wine, or is used medicinally to treat skin diseases.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021