India has only 6 in the top 50 exports in the world
Bhubaneswar, 24.02.2014: “The new Export Policy that has been drafted is entrepreneur friendly that reduces hassles one faces while exporting his products. We should start producing exportable items looking at the requirement of the market which will help us to grow”, said Mr. Panchanan Das, Secretary, MSME Dept., Govt. of Odisha.
In a seminar, “Export- As an Engine for Growth” organised by International Trade Committee, Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UCCI) as part of the National Level Exhibition-cum-Seminar, “Odisha Moves Forward” Mr. Das advised the Industrialists to start producing products according to market requirement. Urging the engineering and management students of the state to look at the big picture of entrepreneurship; he said, “Wealth creation stops with jobs and starts with entrepreneurship”.
In a presentation made by Mrs. Debdutta Nandwani, Deputy Director General, Federation of Indian Export Organisation; she said, “Out of 100 most exports in the world, India has only 6 in the top 50”. “As food processing industry is a major exportable product of the state, the packaging should be of international standard and according to the health standards of the buyers”, she said to achieve wider acceptability in export.
Mr. Rajen Padhi, Chairman, International Trade Committee, UCCI chaired the session. He also welcomed the guests to the dais. Other eminent personalities like Mr. D. K. Tomar, Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade, Mr. Suresh Chandra Sarangi, Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Mr. P. Balkrishnan, Business Development Head, Vishakha Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd., Mr. G. D. Bramha, Chief Operations Manager, East Coast Railways, Mr. B. K. Das, Director, Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing also made technical presentations and put forward their views on the topic.
Mr. Debabrata Dash, Secretary, presented the vote of thanks. Mr. Ramesh Mahapatra, President, Utkal Chamber was also present in the seminar and presented mementos to the guests and panelists.
Various Industrialists related to the trade and management college students attended the seminar. On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee Celebration year, the Exhibition is a part of a series of events organised by UCCI. While the Mega Industrial Exhibition is set at IDCO exhibition ground, the Seminars are being conducted at the UCCI conference hall at Jaydev Vihar.