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APEDA partnered with Ladakh Officials

Published on July 26, 2021
Current Context: The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has partnered with officials of the horticulture, agriculture, commerce and industry departments of Union Territory of Ladakh.
APEDA partnered with Ladakh Officials
  • The partnership was made to boost to exports of agricultural produce from Ladakh.
  • For this, the Defence Institute of High-Altitude Research (DIHAR) is also working to frame comprehensive plan of actions to enhance exports of agricultural produce from the UT.
  • Thus the objective of the partnership will be executed by DIHAR, Officials from the agriculture and horticulture department of UT, Sher-e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu and other entrepreneurs.
  • The other moto of this partnership is to make UT organic by 2025.
  • They will work to enhance the production of fruits enriched with vitamins and medicinal values, apricot etc.
  • This will also help to enhance the capacity building of farmers and value-added products in the UT.
  • The APEDA will offer assistance for branding and promotion activities of the produces.
  • The officials from the department will form an organic study group to frame organic certification documents and implement the certificates for the produces in a phased manner.
  • The technological support from DIHAR will help farmers to cultivate leafy vegies at –(minus) 25 degrees Celsius.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of APEDA: New Delhi

Question: 

Q.1 Which entity partnered with officials from Ladakh’s horticulture, agriculture to enhance the export of agricultural produce from the UT?
a. APEDA
b. NABARD
c. NITI Aayog
d. UNDP India
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