The details of total quantity of dairy products exported and imported during each of the last three years, value-wise, are as under:
(Rs. in crores)
The Government has taken following steps to increase exports of dairy products:
The Govt. has notified standards for export of milk products under EIC Act. Export Inspection Council (EIC) is registering the milk and milk products manufacturing units for export. EIC’s Inter Departmental Panel helps exporters improve in terms of good hygiene practices, good manufacturing practices, infrastructure development etc.
The Government has allowed incentive on export of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) under Vishesh Kriski and Gram Udyog Yojna (VKGUY)with a Duty Credit Scrip equivalent to 5% of FOB value of exports through Public Notice No. 4 (RE-2012)/2009-14 dated 8th June 2012.
APEDA provides assistance to its registered exporters, which includes the exporters of milk and milk products, under the following Financial Assistance Schemes:
a. Scheme for Quality Development
b. Scheme for Market Development
c. Scheme for infrastructure Development
d. Scheme for Transport Assistance
This information was given by the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Dr. D. Purandeswari in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.