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Saudi Arabia has Lifted Export ban on Fruits and Vegetables

Published on May 31, 2019
Saudi Arabia has lifted export ban on fruits and vegetables from Kerala.
Saudi Arabia has Lifted Export ban on Fruits and Vegetables

Details:

  • In June 2018, the ban was imposed due to the outbreak of Nipah virus.
  • Saudi Arabian authorities had communicated this information to the state in the second week of May and it has led to the commencement of direct exports from the 3 airports.
  • Kozhikode airport exports 20 tonnes of fruits and vegetables per day worth $50,000 to various destinations in Saudi Arabia.
  • Other 2 airports of Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram export the items to Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah airports.
  • The major items of export at present are mangoes such as Alphonso, Banganapalle, followed by banana and pineapple.

One must know:

  • Kerala exports around 150 tonnes of perishable commodities to gulf countries.
  • It alone exports 30-40 tonnes to Saudi Arabia.

Question:

Q. Which gulf country has lifted export ban on fruits and vegetables from Kerala?
a. Saudi Arabia
b. Oman
c. Qatar
d. U.A.E
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