Varanasi Fast Emerging As An Agri Export Hub
Financial Express Mumbai|January 24, 2022
Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, which is the gateway to Poovanchal region consisting of 17 districts, is fast becoming a buzzing hub for exports of agricultural and processed food products.
Sandip Das

Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, which is the gateway to Poovanchal region consisting of 17 districts, is fast becoming a buzzing hub for exports of agricultural and processed food products. The setting up of customs clearance and cold room facilities at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport aided exports from the religious town, which also has linkages to a robust network of Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs).

More than 20,000 tonne of cereals, fruits and vegetables sourced from the farmers s in several districts including 5 Varanasi, Mirzapur, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur have been exported to Nepal, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Australia in the last six months.

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