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Odisha sets target of Rs. 21,559 crore exports in 2016-17

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 11:19:57am

Odisha sets target of Rs. 21,559 crore exports in 2016-17

Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (KNN) The Odisha Government has set a target to scale up its exports to Rs 21,559 crore in the current financial year.

The state government had recorded exports of Rs 17,346 crore in the 2015-16 fiscal.

As per a media report, the government has also decided to set up export promotion councils in the capital city to boost export potential of products like handicraft, handloom, cashew and sea foods.

Export promotion councils on various products like handicraft, handloom, cashew, engineering goods, agricultural and food products would be set up in Bhubaneswar, it said.

It was decided at the 1st state-level empowered committee chaired by Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi, who reviewed the implementation of the Odisha Export Promotion Policy.

Several departments including Textile, Handloom and Handicrafts, Industries, Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Resource Development, Steel and Mines, Health and Family Welfare, Electronics and IT were advised set up export promotion cells in their respective departments.

The committee also discussed the issues relating to setting up of Raptani Bhawan, showcasing exportable products of the state in prominent cities of India and abroad, implementation of a new state assistance scheme for creation of export infrastructure and supply of raw material to exporters through Odisha Small Scale Industries Corporation (OSIC).

Engineering, chemical and allied products worth Rs 1,295 crore were also exported from the state in 2015-16. Other products exported include minerals, agricultural products, handloom, handicrafts, textiles, pharmaceutical and gems and jewellery.


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