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India: Markfed’s canned-food exports to rise in 2009-10

With a spurt in demand from overseas for Indian dishes like saag, rajmah and kurhi pakora, Punjab government-owned Markfed aims to achieve INR100-120 million export turnover from canned food this fiscal.

In the past Markfed has exported canned-food items mainly to Western Asia (about 50 percent of total exports), but in the last year demand from other countries including Australia has increased a great deal, according to Markfed Cannery sources.