Grape export subsidy withdrawal leaves a sour taste; overseas shipment from Maha may take a hit

Updated: Oct 2 2022 9:06AM

Mumbai, Oct 2 (PTI) Grape export from Maharashtra is likely to witness a decline this year with the Union government withdrawing the subsidy for outbound shipment of the popular fruit, according to industry representatives.

Maharashtra is the largest producer and exporter of grapes in the country with Nashik district being its biggest production centre. The district in North Maharashtra, located around 200 km from Mumbai, is often called the “grape capital of India”.

There are some blocks in Sangli, Satara and a handful of other districts in the state that grow grapes, but most of the export takes place from Nashik.