Agri Export Zones

The concept of Agri Export Zone (AEZ) was introduced in 2001, through EXIM Policy 1997-2001, to take a comprehensive look at a particular produce/product located in a contiguous area for the purpose of developing and sourcing the raw materials, their processing/packaging, leading to final exports. The concept hinged primarily on convergence of existing Central and State Government schemes to take care of financial interventions required at various stages of value chain; partnership among various stakeholders viz. Central Government, State Government, farmer, processor, exporter etc.; and focus on targeted products and areas to identify required policy interventions. All these activities did take place in certain respects in the notified Agri Export Zones. In December 2004, an internal peer review conducted by Department of Commerce concluded that the notified AEZs had not been able to achieve the intended objectives. It was decided that there will be no creation of new AEZs, unless there were strong and compelling reasons. No new AEZs have been set up after 2004. All the notified AEZs have completed their intended span of 5 years and have been discontinued.

In all 60 Agri Export Zones (AEZ) were notified by the Government till 2004 – 05.  State-wise details are given below:

LIST OF NOTIFIED  60 AGRI EXPORT ZONES IN 20 STATES

StateS. No.AEZ ProjectDistricts 
Assam (1) 01Fresh & Processed GingerKamrup, Nalbari, Barpeta, Darrang, Nagaon, Morigaon, KarbiAnglong and North Cachar districts.
Andhra Pradesh including Telangana (5) 02Mango Pulp & Fresh Veg.Chittoor District.
03Mango and GrapesDistricts of Ranga Reddy, Medak & parts Mahabobnagar districts.
04MangoKrisha District.
05GherkinsDistricts of Mahboobnagar, Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Warangal, Medak Ananthapur and Nalgonda.
06ChilliGuntur
Bihar (1)07Lychee, Vegetables & HoneyMuzaffar-pur, Samastipur, Hajipur, Vaishali, East and West Champaran, Bhagalpur, Begulsarai, Khagaria, Sitamarhi, Saran and Gopalganj.
Gujarat (3)08Mango and VegetablesDistricts of Ahmedabad, Khadia, Anand, Vadodra, Surat, Navsari, Valsad, Bharuch and Narmada.
09Value Added OnionDistricts of Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Amreli, Rajkot, Junagadh and Jamnagar.
10Sesame SeedsDistricts of Amerali, Bhav-nagar, Surendra-nagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar
Himachal Pradesh(1)11 ApplesDistricts of Shimla, Sirmour, Kullu, Mandi, Chamba and Kinnaur.
Karnataka (4)12GherkinsDistricts of Tumkur, Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Hassan, Kolar, Chitradurga, Dharwad and Bagalkot.
 13 Rose OnionBangalore UrbanBangalore (Rural), Kolar
14FlowersBangalore(Urban)Bangalore(Rural), Kolar, Tumkur, Kodagu and Belgaum
15VanillaDistricts of Dakshin Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shimoga, Kodagu, Chickamagalur.
Jammu & Kashmir (2) 16AppleDistricts of Srinagar, Baramula, Anantnag, Kupwara, Badgaum and Pulwama.
17WalnutsBaramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Kupwara and Srinagar.,Jammu Region,  Doda, Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua.
Jharkhand (1)18VegetablesDistricts of Ranchi, Hazaribagh and Lohardaga.
Kerala (2) 19Horticulture ProductsDistricts of Thrissur, Kollam, Ernakulam, Kottayaam, Alapp-uzha, Pathanum-thitta, Thiruvantha-puram, Idukki and Palakkod.
20Medicinal PlantWayanad, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kollam, Pathana-mittha, Thiruva-nanthapuram
Madhya Pradesh(5)21Potatoes, OnionGarlicMalwa, Ujjain, Indore, Dewas, Dhar, Shajajpur, Ratlam, Neemuch and Mandsaur.
22Seed SpicesDistricts of Guna, Mandsaur, Ujjain, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Shajapur and Neemuch.
23Wheat (Duram)Three distinct and contiguous zones :-Ujjain Zone comprising of Neemach, Ratlam, Mandsaur and UjjainIndore Zone comprising of Indore, Dhar, Shajapur and DewasBhopal Division, comprising of Sehore, Vidisha, Raisen, Hoshangabad, Harda, Narsinghpur and Bhopal.
24Lentil and GramsShivpuri, Guna, Vidisha, Raisen, Narsinghpura, Chhindwara.
25OrangesChhindwara, Hoshangabad. Betul.
Maharashtra (8)26Grape and Grape WineDistricts of Nasik, Sanghli, Pune, Satara, Ahmednagar and Sholapur.
27Mango(Alphonso)Districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigarh and Thane.
28Kesar MangoDistricts of Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna, Ahmednagar and Latur.
29FlowersPune, Nasik, Kolhapur and Sangli.
30OnionsDistricts of Nasik, Ahmednagar, Pune Satara, Jalgaon and Solapur.
31PomegranateDistricts of Solapur, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Pune Nasik, Latur, Osmanabad.
32BananaJalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, Buldhana, Wardha, Parbhani, Hindoli, Nanded.
33OrangesNagpur and Amraoti.
Orissa (1)34Ginger and TurmericKandhamal District.
Punjab (3) 35VegetablesFatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Ropar and Ludhiana.
36PotatoesSinghpuraZirakpur (Patiala) RampuraPhul, Muktsar, Ludhiana, Jullunder.
37Basmati RiceDistricts of Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Kapur-thala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahar)
Rajasthan (2) 38CorianderKota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar& Chittoor
39CuminNagaur, Barmer, Jalore, Pali and Jodhpur
Sikkim (2)40Flowers(Orchids) & Cherry PepperEast Sikkim.  
41GingerNorth, East, South & West Sikkim.
Tripura (1)42Organic PineappleKumarghat, Manu, Melaghar, Matabari and Kakraban Blocks.
Tamil Nadu (4)43FlowerDharmapuri.
44FlowersNilgiri District.
45MangoesDistricts of Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli.
46CashewnutCuddalore, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Sivaganga.
Uttar Pradesh (4)47PotatoesAgra, Hathras, Farrukhabad, Kannoj, Meerut, Baghpat and Aligarh.
48Mangoes and VegetablesLucknow, Unnao, Hardo, Sitapur and barabanki.
49MangoesSaharanpur, Muzzfarnagar, Bijnaur, Meerut, Bhagpat and Bulandshahar.
50Basmati RiceDistricts of Bareilly, Shahajahanpur, Pilibhit, Rampur, Badaun, Bijnor, Moradabad, J B Phulenagar, Saharanpur, Mujjafarnagar, Meerut, Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad.
Uttarakhand (4) 51LycheeUdhamsingh Nagar, Dehradun and Nainital .
52FlowersDistricts of Dehradun and Pantnagar.
53Basmati RiceDistricts of Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital, Dehradun and Haridwar.
54Medicinal & Aromatic PlantsDistricts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Dehradun and Nainital. 
West Bengal (6)55LycheeDistricts of MurshidabadMalda, 24 Pargana (N) and 24 Pargana(s).
56PotatoesDistricts of Hoogly, Burdwan, Midnapore (W) UdayNarayanpur and Howrah.
57MangoMalda and Murshidabad
58VegetablesNadia, Murshidabad) and North 24 Parganas.
59Darjeeling TeaDarjeeling.
60PineappleDarjeeling, Uttar Dinajpur, Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, C. R. Chaudhary, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

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