Chief Secretary SK Joshi today said necessary measures will be taken to increase exports from Telangana State.
During a review meeting with Union Commerce Secretary Rita Tiyotiya and officials concerned at Secretariat here, Joshi discussed on the need for improving exports from the state. The meeting is key for improving exports from the state
which is focusing on development of other sectors as per the suggestions made by the Union Commerce Ministry, he said.
Joshi further said that Telagnana is playing a pivotal role in exporting IT and Pharma products and will focus on setting up agriculture related industries in the state. The Chief Secretary ensured that the government will make use of opportunities in tourism, medical tourism, services and hospitality sectors. He also said that the government will make sincere efforts to enhance exports from the state. Joshi maintained that the state is contributing 30 per cent of pharma exports from the country. The exports from the state during 2016-17 financial year pegged at Rs 85,470 cr, he said.
Rita has advised the state government to shift focus on to increase the exports from possible sectors through an impeccable policy. It is better if Telangana also focuses on other key sectors in addition to pharma and IT as there is ample scope for exports she said. In Agriculture there is a large scope for manufacture value added products from Agri related industries if set up and given proper boost.
She also discussed on materials and products being exported include egg powder, essential oils, meat, rice, textiles, cotton and others. Instructing to analyse on regular basis on data pertaining to exporting opportunities from union commerce department she asked Joshi to send a team to attend a global exhibition in Mumbai scheduled to be held in May. In addition to discussing on infrastructure for increase in exports she said that a nodal officer will be appointed to consult with the state government in this regard. (NSS)