Bengaluru: India will be exporting organic products – millets to Denmark. 

These millets were grown in Himalayas from snow-melt water of River Ganga in Uttarakhand, reports Swarajya.

It should be noted that Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), in collaboration with Uttarakhand Agriculture Produce Marketing Board (UKAPMB) and Just Organik, an exporter, has sourced and processed ragi (finger millet), and jhingora (barnyard millet) which meets the organic certification standards of the European Union (EU) for exports.

The website adds that UKAPMB procured millets directly from these farmers which have been processed in the state-of-art processing unit built by mandi board and operated by Just Organik.

“Millets are unique agricultural products from India which have significant demand in the global market. We will continue to carry out export promotion for the millets with a special focus on products sourced from the Himalayas,” M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, was quoted by the website. 

The website additionally noted that India’s export of organic food products rose by more than 51 per cent to Rs 7,078 crore ($1,040 million) during April-February (2020-21) compared to the same period in the previous fiscal (2019-20). The growth in organic products have been achieved despite logistical and operational challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chief exportable products include oil cake meal followed by oil seeds, fruit pulps and purees, cereals and millets, spices, tea, medicinal plant products, dry fruits, sugar, pulses, coffee, essential oil etc, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.

India’s organic products have been exported to 58 countries including USA, European Union, Canada, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Israel and South Korea.