The first consignment of cashew exported from India to Bangladesh is also very important because it shows the women power of the state. Because the cashew taken for export is quality cashew obtained from Passion Gourmet, which is run by a progressive woman entrepreneur. With the help of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Odisha has achieved a major success in the field of cashew export. For the first time, the state has sent a consignment of cashew to Bangladesh.
APEDA has played an important role in exporting cashew from Odisha. The first consignment of cashews sent from Odisha to Bangladesh consists of premium quality cashews, amounting to 2 metric tonnes. It has been exported by West Bengal based exporter Paff Global Private Limited. It is believed that this important step will not only strengthen the economic relations between the two countries but will also prove helpful in opening new avenues for the agriculture sector in Odisha.
The first consignment of cashew nuts sent to Bangladesh is also important. Because it shows the women power of the state. The cashew taken for export is quality cashew from Passion Gourmet, which is run by a progressive woman entrepreneur. Let us inform you that this initiative will encourage women led businesses in the state and improve their economic condition. This will lead to progress for women of the state. To mark the occasion, APEDA, in collaboration with the Government of Odisha, has organized an export-oriented capacity development program to celebrate National Cashew Day.
Let us tell you that this program has been designed in such a way that farmer producer organizations and farmer producer companies can be encouraged to venture into the field of agricultural export. The objective is to make them better exporters and eliminate middlemen from the chain. So that the income of farmers can be increased. The shipment sent to Bangladesh was flagged off in the presence of APEDA Chairman Abhishek Dev and other officials of the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Government.
According to the local website of Odisha, APEDA Chairman Abhishek Dev in his address expressed happiness on Cashew Day and said that the export of cashew from all over India is increasing and also appreciated it. Also, he congratulated for the export of cashew nuts from Odisha. Principal Secretary of Agriculture Department, Arabinda Padhi has discussed in detail about the various possibilities and production power of the state. Principal Secretary of Agriculture Department, Arabinda Padhi has discussed in detail about the various possibilities and production power of the state. Principal Secretary of MSME Department, Saswat Mishra has discussed the huge opportunities and possibilities available for the pace of exports from Odisha. He discussed the various facilities provided to the entrepreneurs through Common Facility Centers at various places in the state. He has appreciated the efforts being made by APEDA and other facilitating agencies for this achievement.
Expressing his excitement about this remarkable achievement, Subrata Ghosh, Managing Director, Paaf Global Private Limited, said, “This successful shipment not only represents a significant milestone for the cashew industry in Odisha, but it also shows the potential for development and cooperation in the agricultural sector between India and Bangladesh. Also said that now a plan is being prepared to send cashew consignment from Odisha to some other countries including Bahrain and Qatar.