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Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Export Policy 2019

Updated : 12th Jul 2023
Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Export Policy 2019

Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Export Policy 2019

The contribution of agriculture to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is 25.7% (in 2017-18 at current cost and 22.7% at constant prices). The state ranks first in the country in food grains, sugarcane, potatoes, milk, meat and horticulture. Uttar Pradesh's contribution in national agricultural exports is 7.35%. At present, Uttar Pradesh has contributed 50.34% in buffalo meat, 37.88% in wheat, 26.59% in natural honey etc. in terms of quantity exported from India in the year 2018-19.

Emphasis is being laid on export of agricultural products to meet the target of doubling farmer's income and to enable farmers to get better prices for their products.

Policy Approach

"Arrangement of new infrastructure to promote export of agricultural products, to utilise the potential of export of agricultural crops and products and to increase the income of farmers and other stakeholders substantially"

Policy objectives:

  1. To double the agricultural exports from Uttar Pradesh by the year 2024 from the current value of $ 2524 million i.e. Rs 17591 crore.
  2. Facilitate export of agricultural products that protect the environment and shift from export of unprocessed agricultural products to value-added products.
  3. To identify and promote potential agricultural crops and products for export which are indigenous and organic and which can compete in international markets.
  4. To create an institutional mechanism for assessing the international market and removing barriers related to its management.
  5. To develop a framework for dissemination of information related to exportable agricultural products and global opportunities to the farmers.
  6. To focus on synergistic opportunities among key departments in the state to enhance exports in the agriculture sector.
  7. To increase the income of the farmers by expanding the markets so that they can get better prices.

Strategy for implementation:

  1. Strengthening institutional functioning, greater synergy between departments and effective utilization of existing institutional framework.
  2. To create enabling infrastructure to facilitate agricultural exports from the State and ensure quality control and maintain necessary standards at all levels.
  3. To set up State level Agricultural Export Facilitation Centers as contact points for stakeholders.
  4. To promote and facilitate methods of ease of doing business for exporters of agricultural crops and products.
  5. Encouraging private sector investments to create modern value chains that are well integrated with the global market.
  6. Encouraging good agricultural practices, developing disease free zones and promoting long distance sea protocols for export of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  7. Capacity building of personnel and stakeholders.
  8. Establishing mechanisms to encourage innovation and start-ups.
  9. To organize promotional programs to link the state with international market opportunities.
  10. To attract business for more investment and to promote the brand of the state.
  11. To enhance agricultural exports from the State through cluster method by forming clusters of areas in a district or group of districts, clusters of areas in which exportable agricultural produce is traditionally produced or processed or which is suitable for the purpose.
  12. To encourage research and development in collaboration with national and state level institutions.