Cabinet Approves Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 (Download PDF)


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Union Cabinet has approved Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 w/aim to double farmer’s income by 2022. Cabinet has approved proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre w/Ministry of Commerce as nodal Department to oversee implementation of Agriculture Export Policy.

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It will have representation from various ministries & departments & agencies & representatives of concerned State Govt.

Agriculture Export Policy

  • It is aimed at doubling agricultural exports & integrating Indian farmers & agricultural products w/global value chains.

  • Its vision is to harness export potential of Indian agriculture, thru suitable policy instruments & to make India global power in agriculture & raise farmers’ income.

Objectives of Policy

  • Double agricultural exports from present US $30 + Billion to US $60 + Billion by 2022 & reach US $100 Billion in next few years thereafter w/stable trade policy regime.

  • Diversify India’s export basket, destinations & boost high value & value added agricultural exports including perishables.

  • Provide institutional mechanism for pursuing market access, tackling barriers & deal w/sanitary & phytosanitary issues.

  • Strive to double India’s share in world agri-exports by integrating w/global value chain at earliest.

  • Promote indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional & non-traditional agri products exports.

  • Enable farmers to benefit from export opportunities in overseas market.

Elements of Agriculture Export Policy:


  • Policy measures

  • Holistic approach to boost exports

  • Infrastructure & logistics support

  • Focus on Clusters

  • Promoting value-added exports

  • Marketing & promotion of Brand India

  • Greater involvement of State Governments in agri exports


  • Attract private investments into production & processing

  • Research & Development

  • Establishment of strong quality regimen

  • Miscellaneous

- Published/Last Modified on: January 28, 2019

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