Thursday, June 04, 2020

Delhi Airport emerges as hub for export of agri perishables

New Delhi: After facilitating massive movement of cargo consisting of essential supplies, the Delhi International Airport Ltd-run IGIA has emerged as an hub for agricultural perishables.

In a statement, DIAL said that it has facilitated the export of the season''s first consignment of mangoes from Lucknow to Dubai.

"The consignment of 3 metric tonnes of mangoes, brought from orchards in Lucknow, was sent to Dubai by Air India Express flight today (June 4)," DIAL said in the statement.

"Delhi Airport is now fast emerging as a preferred airport for the export of fresh vegetables and fruits facilitating the government''s ambitious ''Krishi Udan'' initiative."

This initiative aims to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products to domestic and international markets.

"It is part of the Government''s 16-point programme to boost agriculture and double the income of farmers," the statement said.
04/05/20 IANS/Outlook

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