India emerges as the largest exporter of gherkins & cucumber in the world
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Published Jan 24, 2022
As per reports, India has emerged as the largest exporter of gherkins and cucumbers in the world. The country has exported cucumber and gherkins to the tune of 1,23,846 Metric Tonnes with a value of USD 114 million during April to October (2020-21). In addition, it has crossed the USD 200 million mark of export of agricultural processed product, - pickling cucumber that is globally referred as gherkins or cornichons, in the last financial year. In 2020-21, India had exported 2,23,515 Metric Tonnes of cucumber & gherkins worth USD 223 million. Following the orders of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) started a series of initiatives in infrastructure development, product promotion in the international market and adherence to food safety management system in processing units. Gherkins are exported under 2 categories i.e. cucumbers and gherkins that are prepared and preserved by ...