Will Prepare Plan On Air Cargo Support To Boost Agri Exports: Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today that he has asked civil aviation ministry officials to prepare a plan for providing air cargo support to agricultural hubs to promote farm exports.

The commerce and industry minister, who also holds additional charge of the civil aviation ministry, said that draft policy to increase agricultural exports is ready and is being circulated for inter-ministerial views.

He said that effort would be made to provide air cargo support to the sector to promote exports of agri commodities.

“I have asked officers (of civil aviation ministry) to prepare a plan” to provide this support with a view to fast-tracking the movement of farm commodities,” he said at the inauguration of international food processing and hospitality event at Pragati Maidan here.

Talking about hospitality sector, he said the Union Cabinet has recently approved an action plan for 12 champion services sectors, including IT, tourism and hospitality.

The fund, once set up, will support initiatives for sectoral action plans of the sectors. Read More…

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