Exports of agri-commodities rose by 43.4 per cent to Rs 53,626.6 crore in the first half of the current fiscal notwithstanding the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the Union agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

Farm exports stood at Rs 37,397.3 crore during the April-September period of  2019-20 fiscal, it said.

“The consistent and concerted efforts of the government to boost agricultural exports are bearing fruit as despite of the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4 per cent to Rs 53,626.6 crore,” the ministry said in a statement.

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