AP State contributes 20 pc of total exports from the country

AP State contributes 20 pc of total exports from the country

THE HANS INDIA |   Oct 29,2017 , 11:52 PM IST

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Bhimavaram: T Dola Sekhar, Director of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Kochi, has said that India has exported 5777.61 million dollars worth marine products during the year 2016-17. He visited Bhimavaram, the aqua hub of Andhra Pradesh, for the first time on Sunday.

Addressing the media here on Sunday, Dhola Sekhar has said that comparing to the European Union (EU), the Southeast Asia Countries have recorded the marine products exports at 43 per cent.  The EU recorded 17 percent, USA 16 percent, Japan 16 percent, Middle East 5 percent while China recorded 4 percent.

He stated, `Andhra Pradesh has its prominence in the exports of marine products. In the Year 2016-17, the rest of India quantity of exports is 80 percent and Andhra Pradesh contributed 20 per cent. As far as export value is concerned, Andhra Pradesh stood in first place with 34 per cent and rest of India value is 66 per cent, he said.  

Andhra Pradesh produced shrimp at 63 % while rest of India was only 37 percent during 2016-17, he added. Out of that, it is observed that the L-Vanammei shrimp culture produced 70 percent, he added. The director has said that the MPEDA is promoting farm enrolment/hatchery/processing plant registration and conducting various extension programmes and awareness programmes against the use of banned antibiotic in aquaculture. It promotes diversified aquaculture.  

In both West and East Godavari districts, about 10,467 hectares with 4,370 number of farms, have been surveyed by GPS in Bhimavaram division of MPEDA.  He said that the MPEDA is giving top priority for registrations of shrimp farmers.

Presently MPEDA is investing Rs.10.44 lakhs to  complete the enrolment process in a month by engaging 58 outsourced manpower for AP. The MPEDA Director said that presently there are two numbers of ELISA Lab – one at Bhimavaram and another at Amalapuram. There is a plan to set up another ELISA Lab at Srikakulam for the benefits of Shrimp farmers in Srikakulam area, he added. 

Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Commissioner Rama Shankar Nayak and others participated in the Media conference. Bhimavaram: T Dola Sekhar, Director of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Kochi, has said that India has exported 5777.61 million dollars worth marine products during the year 2016-17.

He visited Bhimavaram, the aqua hub of Andhra Pradesh, for the first time on Sunday. Addressing the media here on Sunday, Dhola Sekhar has said that comparing to the European Union (EU), the Southeast Asia Countries have recorded the marine products exports at 43 per cent.  The EU recorded 17 percent, USA 16 percent, Japan 16 percent, Middle East 5 percent while China recorded 4 percent.

He stated, `Andhra Pradesh has its prominence in the exports of marine products. In the Year 2016-17, the rest of India quantity of exports is 80 percent and Andhra Pradesh contributed 20 per cent. As far as export value is concerned, Andhra Pradesh stood in first place with 34 per cent and rest of India value is 66 per cent, he said.  

Andhra Pradesh produced shrimp at 63 % while rest of India was only 37 percent during 2016-17, he added. Out of that, it is observed that the L-Vanammei shrimp culture produced 70 percent, he added. The director has said that the MPEDA is promoting farm enrolment/hatchery/processing plant registration and conducting various extension programmes and awareness programmes against the use of banned antibiotic in aquaculture. It promotes diversified aquaculture.  

In both West and East Godavari districts, about 10,467 hectares with 4,370 number of farms, have been surveyed by GPS in Bhimavaram division of MPEDA.  He said that the MPEDA is giving top priority for registrations of shrimp farmers. Presently MPEDA is investing Rs.10.44 lakhs to  complete the enrolment process in a month by engaging 58 outsourced manpower for AP.

The MPEDA Director said that presently there are two numbers of ELISA Lab – one at Bhimavaram and another at Amalapuram. There is a plan to set up another ELISA Lab at Srikakulam for the benefits of Shrimp farmers in Srikakulam area, he added. Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Commissioner Rama Shankar Nayak and others participated in the Media conference. 



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