Interactive meeting with Mr. Paban K. Borthakur, IAS, Chairman, APEDA
WTC officials got an opportunity to welcome and interact with Mr. Paban K. Borthakur, IAS, Chairman, APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) during his recent visit to Jaipur on 11th December 2019. Mr Borthakur was in Jaipur to interact with industry and address the concerns of exporters in the State. APEDA is an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, responsible for the export promotion of agricultural products and was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act in 1985.
It was a welcome move as a large number of exporters were able to engage in a healthy discussion with Mr. Borthakur and understand government’s view to promote agricultural exports from the country. It was significant to learn from the Chairman that in accordance with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, (2 of 1986) many functions have been assigned to the Authority as development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance, conduct feasibility studies, do registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products, fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports, carry out inspections and many more.
Mr. Borthakur was happy to learn of the trade promotion activities of WTC Jaipur and conveyed his best wishes to the team.
In the pic ( l to r) : Mr. Paban K. Borthakur, IAS, Chairman, APEDA with Mr. Navneet Agarwal, Asst. Director-Trade Promotion, WTC Jaipur