The Rajasthan government is finalizing initiatives, including providing technology support and holding Trade Fairs for Industries to achieve its exports target.
“The state’s exports increased to Rs 72,000 crore in 2021-22 from more than Rs 52,700 crore one year earlier and the state has made efforts to bring this figure up to Rs 1 trillion over the next two years,” stated Rajiv, chairman of Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation (REPC) and Rajasthan Export Promotion Council.
The REPC, an independent body, facilitates export in all sectors. It gives inputs to the state and central governments regarding matters such as infrastructure, policy formulation, and so on.
“Despite not having an port, the state is experiencing robust growth in exports because of the government’s exports- and industry-friendly policies,” he stated.
Over 9,000 exporters have registered with REPC over the past year.
Rajasthan has been known for its strength in the export handicrafts, jewels, and jewellery as well as textile products.
To stimulate exports, Rajasthan’s earlier sectoral and industrial policies included measures to promote export-oriented units.
The current share of Rajasthan in India’s total exports of merchandise is 2 per cent.
Over 200 countries are served by the state, including the United States, UK and Hong Kong. Top destinations include the UAE, China Korea, Japan, China, Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Germany, China and the UAE. This accounts for about 50% of all importing nations.
A senior official from the industry department stated that workshops are being held under Mission Niryatak Bano’s (Become Exporter Mission) program and that efforts were being made for new exporters to have access to them.
Under Mission Niryatak Bano’s leadership, the REPC will host mega trade fairs to showcase all state-exported commodities, provide technical support to industry and training. This is why the International Export Expo in Jodhpur, March 20-22, next year, will likely be a significant event.