September 19, 2021, 8:09 pm
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Assam’s Burmese grapes ,popularly known as ‘Leteku’ in Dubai now

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A consignment of fresh Burmese grapes, known as “Leteku” in Assamese, was flown from Guwahati to Dubai in a substantial boost to the export potential of agricultural and processed food goods from the north-eastern states.
At a collection centre in Assam’s Darang district, a shipment of Leteku, which contains vitamin C and iron, was sourced and packed.

Kiega EXIM Pvt Ltd, an APEDA-registered company, shipped the shipment from Guwahati to Dubai via Delhi.

APEDA has been conducting promotional initiatives in order to put the North-Eastern states on the map of agricultural and processed food exports.
Recently, APEDA facilitated exports of the first consignment of ‘red rice’ to the USA from Assam. Iron rich ‘red rice’ is grown in Brahmaputra valley of Assam, without the use of any chemical fertilizer. The rice variety is referred to as ‘Bao-dhaan’, which is an integral part of Assamese food.

APEDA assisted in exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified KajiNemu (Assam lemon) to London. So far around 40 metric tonnes of Assam Lemon has been exported.

APEDA has helped Assam export the first cargo of “red rice” to the United States. In Assam’s Brahmaputra valley, iron-rich “red rice” is grown without the use of chemical fertilisers. The rice type is known as ‘Bao-dhaan,’ and it is an important part of Assamese cuisine.

APEDA aided in the export of KajiNemu (Assam lemon) with a Geographical Indications (GI) certificate to London. Around 40 metric tonnes of Assam Lemon have been exported thus far.
APEDA has aided the private sector in establishing a pack house in Guwahati, which has met the essential infrastructural requirement for the export of fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe.