Cereals exports rise 53% to Rs 49,832 cr in Apr-Dec: Commerce min

The country’s cereals exports have increased by about 53 per cent to Rs 49,832 cr during April-December 2020 on an year-on-year basis, according to the data of commerce ministry.

Basmati rice exports too grew by 5.31 per cent to Rs 22,038 crore while the non-basmati segment witnessed a spike in exports by 122.61 per cent to Rs 22,856 crore, the ministry said in a statement.

Wheat exports rose to Rs 1,870 crore, while the outbound shipments of other cereals like millet and maize grew by 177 per cent to Rs 3,067 crore, it added.

“Cereals have a share of 48.61 per cent in the total exports under the APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) basket,” it said.

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AOC Video Cements Status As Progressive Star And Scourge Of Right

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“They’re trying to tell us to move on without any accountability, without any truth-telling, or without confronting the extreme damage, loss of life, trauma,” Ocasio-Cortez said in front of 150,000 people on Instagram Live.

“I’m a survivor of sexual assault and I haven’t told many people that in my life,” the 31-year-old told her followers.

“As a survivor, I struggle with the idea of being believed,” she added, without giving further details about the assault or when it took place.

Ocasio-Cortez, one of America’s most prominent progressive politicians and known widely as “AOC” — has harnessed the power of social media to galvanize young voters in the United States.

For just over an hour on Monday she detailed her experience of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol by pro-Tump

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