Indian farmers, for the first time, have entered the Russian market with fresh fruit – the Kinnow variety of mandarin oranges.
The first 600 tons of Indian Kinnow mandarin oranges were delivered to Russia, to the ports of Novorossiysk and St. Petersburg, TASS learned from the State Corporation Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited.
“To date, we have already sent 594 tons of our mandarins to Russia, and we are willing to increase this supply, if our Russian partners ask us to do so,” said Kahan Singh Pannu, the managing director of the corporation.
He noted that Indian suppliers of agricultural products are showing increased interest in the Russian market. “We will do everything to make sure that this becomes mutual,” said Kahan Singh Pannu.
Earlier Kinnow mandarins came to Russia only from Pakistan, where they are also grown – in the Punjab Province. Now Indian producers also have a good opportunity to come out with their own proposals. In the future, the company Punjab Agri Export plans to supply kiwis and cherries to the Russian market.
India’s share of agricultural products imported into Russia is about 30%.
First published in Russian by TASS.
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