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Agri Export Zones

This topic provides information related to Agri Export Zones.

The concept of Agri Export Zone (AEZ) was introduced in 2001, through EXIM Policy 1997-2001, to take a comprehensive look at a particular produce/product located in a contiguous area for the purpose of developing and sourcing the raw materials, their processing/packaging, leading to final exports.

The concept hinged primarily on convergence of existing Central and State Government schemes to take care of financial interventions required at various stages of value chain; partnership among various stakeholders viz. Central Government, State Government, farmer, processor, exporter etc.; and focus on targeted products and areas to identify required policy interventions.

Measures to promote exports from Agri Export Zone

A. Financial Assistance

  • Both Central as well as State Government and their agencies provide a variety of financial assistance to various agri export related activities.
  • These extend from providing financial assistance for Training and Extension, R&D, Quality Upgradation, Infrastructure and Marketing etc.
  • Central government Agencies like APEDA, NHB, Deptt. of Food Processing Industries, Ministry of Agriculture provide assistance, a number of State Governments have also extended similar facilities.
  • All these facilities are dovetailed and extended to promote agri exports from the proposed Zones in a coordinated manner.
  • Some additional features like providing grants from Market Access Initiative fund.

B. Fiscal Incentives

  • The benefits under Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme provided to service exporters in the Agri Export zones.
  • Even service provided to ultimate exporters will be eligible for import of capital goods at a concessional duty for setting up of common facilities.  They shall fulfil their export obligation through receipt of foreign exchange from ultimate exporters who shall make the payments from their EEFC account.
  • Exporters of value added agri products will be eligible for sourcing duty free fuel for generation of power, provided the cost component of power in the ultimate product is 10% or more and the input-output norms are fixed by the advance licencing committee of the DGFT.
  • In view of the power intensive nature of most of the value addition, almost all the exporters of value added agriculture produce will become eligible for such facility.
  • Similarly, input-output norms can also be fixed for sourcing other inputs, like fertilizer, pesticides etc. duty free for cultivation purpose.

Benefits

  • Strengthening of backward linkages with a market oriented approach.
  • Product acceptability and its competitiveness abroad as well as in the domestic market.
  • Value addition to basic agricultural produce.
  • Bring down cost of production through economy of scale.
  • Better price for agricultural produce.
  • Improvement in product quality and packaging.
  • Promote trade related research and development.
  • Increase employment opportunities.

Notified Agri Export Zones

In all 60 Agri Export Zones (AEZ) were notified by the Government till 2004-05. No new AEZs have been set up after 2004. The list of notified Agri export zones are as follows.

State

S. No.

AEZ Project

Districts

 

Assam (1)

 

01

Fresh & Processed Ginger

Kamrup, Nalbari, Barpeta, Darrang, Nagaon, Morigaon, KarbiAnglong and North Cachar districts.

Andhra Pradesh including Telangana (5)

 

02

Mango Pulp & Fresh Veg.

Chittoor District.

03

Mango and Grapes

Districts of Ranga Reddy, Medak & parts Mahabobnagar districts.

04

Mango

Krisha District.

05

Gherkins

Districts of Mahboobnagar, Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Medak Ananthapur and Nalgonda.

06

Chilli

Guntur

Bihar (1)

07

Lychee, Vegetables & Honey

Muzaffar-pur, Samastipur, Hajipur, Vaishali, East and West Champaran, Bhagalpur, Begulsarai, Khagaria, Sitamarhi, Saran and Gopalganj.

Gujarat (3)

08

Mango and Vegetables

Districts of Ahmedabad, Khadia, Anand, Vadodra, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Bharuch and Narmada.

09

Value Added Onion

Districts of Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Amreli, Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar.

10

Sesame Seeds

Districts of Amerali, Bhav-nagar, Surendra-nagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar

Himachal Pradesh(1)

11

Apples

Districts of Shimla, Sirmour, Kullu, Mandi, Chamba and Kinnaur.

Karnataka (4)

12

Gherkins

Districts of Tumkur, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Hassan, Kolar, Chitradurga, Dharwad and Bagalkot.

13

Rose Onion

Bangalore Urban

Bangalore (Rural), Kolar

14

Flowers

Bangalore(Urban)

Bangalore(Rural), Kolar, Tumkur, Kodagu and Belgaum

15

Vanilla

Districts of Dakshin Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shimoga, Kodagu, Chickamagalur.

Jammu & Kashmir (2)

 

16

Apple

Districts of Srinagar, Baramula, Anantnag, Kupwara, Badgaum and Pulwama.

17

Walnuts

Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Kupwara and Srinagar.,

Jammu Region,  Doda, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.

Jharkhand (1)

18

Vegetables

Districts of Ranchi, Hazaribagh and Lohardaga.

Kerala (2)

 

19

Horticulture Products

Districts of Thrissur, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kottayaam, Alapp-uzha, Pathanum-thitta, Thiruvantha-puram, Idukki and Palakkod.

20

Medicinal Plant

Wayanad, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kollam, Pathana-mittha, Thiruva-nanthapuram

Madhya Pradesh

(5)

21

Potatoes, Onion

Garlic

Malwa, Ujjain, Indore, Dewas, Dhar, Shajajpur, Ratlam, Neemuch and Mandsaur.

22

Seed Spices

Districts of Guna, Mandsaur, Ujjain, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Shajapur and Neemuch.

23

Wheat (Duram)

Three distinct and contiguous zones :-

Ujjain Zone comprising of Neemach, Ratlam, Mandsaur and Ujjain

Indore Zone comprising of Indore, Dhar, Shajapur and Dewas

Bhopal Division, comprising of Sehore, Vidisha, Raisen, Hoshangabad, Harda, Narsinghpur and Bhopal.

24

Lentil and Grams

Shivpuri, Guna, Vidisha, Raisen, Narsinghpura, Chhindwara.

25

Oranges

Chhindwara, Hoshangabad. Betul.

Maharashtra (8)

26

Grape and Grape Wine

Districts of Nasik, Sanghli, Pune, Satara, Ahmednagar and Sholapur.

27

Mango

(Alphonso)

Districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigarh and Thane.

28

Kesar Mango

Districts of Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna, Ahmednagar and Latur.

29

Flowers

Pune, Nasik, Kolhapur and Sangli.

30

Onions

Districts of Nasik, Ahmednagar, Pune Satara, Jalgaon and Solapur.

31

Pomegranate

Districts of Solapur, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Pune Nasik, Latur, Osmanabad.

32

Banana

Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, Buldhana, Wardha, Parbhani, Hindoli, Nanded.

33

Oranges

Nagpur and Amraoti.

Orissa (1)

34

Ginger and Turmeric

Kandhamal District.

Punjab (3)

 

35

Vegetables

Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Ropar and Ludhiana.

36

Potatoes

SinghpuraZirakpur (Patiala) RampuraPhul, Muktsar, Ludhiana, Jullunder.

37

Basmati Rice

Districts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Kapur-thala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahar)

Rajasthan (2)

 

38

Coriander

Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar& Chittoor

39

Cumin

Nagaur, Barmer, Jalore, Pali and Jodhpur

Sikkim (2)

40

Flowers

(Orchids) & Cherry Pepper

East Sikkim.

 

 

41

Ginger

North, East, South & West Sikkim.

Tripura (1)

42

Organic Pineapple

Kumarghat, Manu, Melaghar, Matabari and Kakraban Blocks.

Tamil Nadu (4)

43

Flower

Dharmapuri.

44

Flowers

Nilgiri District.

45

Mangoes

Districts of Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli.

46

Cashewnut

Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Sivaganga.

Uttar Pradesh (4)

47

Potatoes

Agra, Hathras, Farrukhabad, Kannoj, Meerut, Baghpat and Aligarh.

48

Mangoes and Vegetables

Lucknow, Unnao, Hardo, Sitapur and barabanki.

49

Mangoes

Saharanpur, Muzzfarnagar, Bijnaur, Meerut, Bhagpat and Bulandshahar.

50

Basmati Rice

Districts of Bareilly, Shahajahanpur, Pilibhit, Rampur, Badaun, Bijnor, Moradabad, J B Phulenagar, Saharanpur, Mujjafarnagar, Meerut, Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad.

Uttarakhand (4)

 

51

Lychee

Udhamsingh Nagar, Dehradun and Nainital .

52

Flowers

Districts of Dehradun and Pantnagar.

53

Basmati Rice

Districts of Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital, Dehradun and Haridwar.

54

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Dehradun and Nainital.

West Bengal (6)

55

Lychee

Districts of MurshidabadMalda, 24 Pargana (N) and 24 Pargana(s).

56

Potatoes

Districts of Hoogly, Burdwan, Midnapore (W) UdayNarayanpur and Howrah.

57

Mango

Malda and Murshidabad

58

Vegetables

Nadia, Murshidabad) and North 24 Parganas.

59

Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling.

60

Pineapple

Darjeeling, Uttar Dinajpur, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri.

Source : Ministry of Commerce & Industry

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