In a major boost to organic products exports from the country, the first consignment of millets grown in the Himalayas from snow-melt water of the Ganges in Dev Bhoomi (Land of the God), Uttarakhand would be exported to Denmark.
APEDA, in collaboration with Uttarakhand Agriculture Produce Marketing Board (UKAPMB) and Just Organik, an exporter has sourced and processed ragi (finger millet), and jhingora (barnyard millet) from farmers in Uttarakhand for exports, which meets the organic certification standards of the European Union. UKAPMB procured millets directly from these farmers, which have been processed in the state-of-art processing unit built by mandi board and operated by Just Organik.
The exports of millets to Denmark would expand export opportunities in European countries. The exports would also support thousands of farmers that are getting into organic farming.