The Consignment of GI certified fibre & mineral rich “Jalgaon Banana” was exported to Dubai on 16th June 16, 2021, marking a major boost to exports.
- Jalgaon Banana is GI certified agricultural produce from Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.
- The 22 metric tonnes of Jalgaon banana were sourced from progressive farmers of Tandalwadi village. This village is a part of Maharashtra’s Jalgaon.
- Jalgaon is an identified banana cluster under Agri Export Policy and is called as “Banana city” of Maharashtra. It contributes for two-third of total production of banana in the state.
It got GI certification in the year 2016. It was registered with Nisargraja Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jalgaon.
India’s banana export
India’s banana exports has been rising sharply because of adoption of farm practices in accordance with global standards. India’s banana exports have increased both in volume as well as value from 1.34 lakh metric tonne in 2018-19 to 1.95 lakh metric tonne in 2019-20. During 2020-21, India has exported banana worth of 1.91 lakh tonne which is valued at Rupees 619 crore.
India’s Banana production
India is leading producer of bananas in the world with its share of 25 per cent in total output. Leading banana producing states are Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. These states account for about 70 per cent of India’s banana production.
India exported GI certified Jalgaon Banana to Dubai India exported GI certified Jalgaon Banana to Dubai