Amidst reports of improved agricultural yield in the country, the Union government has decided to form clusters of vegetable farmers and train them in growing export-quality vegetables besides linking them with exporters.
Also on cards is 'vegetablenet', on the lines of 'grapenet' -- an online tracking system of grapes from farm to table. The target is the European Union countries which, the experts say, has the potential to offer an export market of Rs 2,000 crore to Indian growers.
In the first phase of the programme, six districts each from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been selected. Pune, Thane, Nashik, Satara, Jalgaon and Amravati have been selected from Maharashtra........click for more
Source: Times of India