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Every country’s govt. has an institution totally devoted to the development of exports of that country. India also has such institution called APEDA

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What is the Full form of APEDA?

APEDA stands for – Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority.


When was APEDA Established?

It was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985.

The act came into effect from 13th February, 1986.

Which was Earlier Authority?

APEDA replaced earlier authority called ‘Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC)’.

Where is the Head Office of APEDA situated?

Head office is located at New Delhi.

What are the Functions and responsibilities of APEDA?

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:

  • Fruits, Vegetables and their Products.
  • Meat and Meat Products.
  • Poultry and Poultry Products.
  • Dairy Products.
  • Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products.
  • Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products.
  • Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds.
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Cereal and Cereal Products.
  • Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts.
  • Pickles, Papads and Chutneys.
  • Guar Gum.
  • Floriculture and Floriculture Products.
  • Herbal and Medicinal Plants.

In addition to this, it has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar

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