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Agriculture Ministry vying for control over APEDA?

By IndianMandarins- 10 Jan 2020


Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare has been advocating to bring Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under its ambit. APEDA was established in February 1986 under the APEDA Act passed by Parliament in December, 1985. Presently, it comes under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Reportedly, the rounds of consultation between the two ministries are underway and one is not clear whether it would catalyse or not.

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