Each district of U.P to be developed as a top of the line export hub

Lucknow: Overseas Trade Promotion and Facilitation Centers will be established to develop each district of Uttar Pradesh as an export hub and a Centralized Facilitation Center will also be established for coordination with them. As a result of this, additional employment will be available to about 4000 people with export growth of Rs.400 crores. A budget of Rs.05 crore will be made for its implementation.

This information was given by Additional Chief Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Dr. Navneet Sehgal. He said that with the operation of Overseas Trade Promotion and Facilitation Centers, an increase of Rs 250 crore is expected in exports from 25 export-prone districts of the state. This will create direct and indirect employment of 2500 numbers. Similarly, there will be an increase in exports of 125 crores and direct and indirect employment to 1250 people from 25 relatively less export districts of the state. Apart from this, exports of 25 crores will increase and 250 people will get employment from other remaining districts.

Dr. Sehgal said that with the establishment of district level trade promotion and facilitation centers, export culture would be created in the districts. Incentives will be given to local units to make them export-oriented. Along with this, hand holding support will also be provided for e-marketing of products, units willing to start export will be given assistance in company formation, bank account opening etc. Apart from this, training programs regarding international trade will also be conducted. Also, cooperation will be given in participating in Global B2B Meet, Virtual Trade Fairs, Buyer Seller Meet.

Dr. Sehgal informed that the establishment of Centralized Facilitation Center will solve the difficulties of the units at the district level. The units will get counselling and guidance as per the requirement. Production wise trade guides and other useful literature will be published. In addition, a helpdesk will also be set up. He said that Overseas Trade Promotion and Facilitation Center would be set up at two levels. At the district level, it will be established in the district promotion centers of all the districts of the state. In order to coordinate with the district level centres, a centralized facilitation center will be set up at the UP Export Promotion Council office located at Kaiserbagh in Lucknow.

The Additional Chief Secretary also informed that special emphasis is being laid by the Central Government on the active mutually coordinated efforts of the States in increasing the exports from the country. To develop every district of the state as an export hub, the Central Government is continuously issuing guidelines and guidelines to the states. In this sequence, a separate Trade Facilitation Commissioner has been appointed in the state as per the requirement of the Central Government and District Export Action Plans are being prepared to develop each district as a district export hub. Apart from this, the work of setting up of Export Development Centers in each district is also under process.

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