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India exports 1078.11 thousand liters wine

Posted on Feb 27, 07:16PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 27 : The government on Wednesday said overall quantum of wine exported from India during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 is 1455.26 thousand liters, 803.55 thousand liters and 1078.11 thousand liters respectively.

"Encouraging exports is a continuous process and is done through various schemes of Commodity Boards/Authorities of Government of India which are available to all eligible agri exporters," said Minister of State for Commerce & Industry D. Purandeswari in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

"Promotion of Indian wine is done through participation in international trade fairs/specialize wine events, organizing wine testing campaigns and preparation and distribution of publicity material," he said.

Apart from this, under National Horticulture Mission (NHM), inter-alia, assistance is being extended for taking up production and productivity improvement programmes for horticultural crops, including fruit crops like grapes, he said.