UP To Play Big Role In Achieving $ 400 Billion Merchandise Export Target This Year

UP To Play Big Role In Achieving $ 400 Billion Merchandise Export Target This Year

Agra, October 30 (TNA) UP is poised to play a critical role in achieving the $ 400 billion merchandise export target this fiscal year, BVR Subramanyam, secretary, ministry of commerce and industry said at the Exporters' Conclave held in Agra.

In a move to enable Uttar Pradesh to emerge as the country's major export hub through the creation of logistical infrastructure, the APEDA organized an ‘Exporters Conclave’ at Agra Trade Centre, where key stakeholders from leather, footwear, handicraft, engineering, plastic, agriculture, and other affiliated sectors participated on Friday.

Addressing the ‘Exporters Conclave’. BVR Subramanyam, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said “Uttar Pradesh has huge potential to boost the country's exports of agricultural and non-agricultural produce such as leather, footwear, handicrafts, fruits, and vegetables.” The central government would work closely with the Uttar Pradesh government for removing any bottlenecks in the exports value chain in the state, he added.

Subramanyam stressed the need for the promotion of infrastructure for boosting exports of unique products from Uttar Pradesh such as carpets, footwear, handicrafts, handlooms, glassware, and agricultural products.

Participants in the ‘Exporters Conclave’ also included Diwakar Nath Mishra and Anant Swarup, Joint Secretaries, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Dr M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, and officials from various Exports Promotion Councils and the Uttar Pradesh government.

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