Cabinet approves policy to boost farm exports: minister

Cabinet approves policy to boost farm exports: minister
Tea garden workers wearing Japi hats made out of bamboo and palm leaves pluck tea leaves inside Durgabari Tea Estate on the outskirts of Agartala on May 25, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)

 

 

NEW DELHI, December 6 (Reuters): The government on Thursday approved a policy to boost exports of farm commodities such as tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables, Trade Minister Suresh Prabhu told a news conference.

 

The policy, approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, is aimed at helping India step up exports of an array of farm goods but also seeks to avoid ad hoc, knee-jerk policy decisions often aimed at keeping a lid on food inflation.