Chandigarh, Feb 10 – Handicraft items of worth Rs 3500 crore are exported from Panipat district of Haryana to different countries annually.
This was informed in the one-day seminar which was organized for the promotion of export activities from Haryana at Panipat under the aegis of India Export Organization and Haryana Industries and Commerce Department. Several officers of the State and Central Government participated in the seminar.
Giving details of the total exports from Panipat district, the Joint Director, Commerce and Industries, Mr Bhagmal Takshak said that the district had 350 exporters. As many as 50,000 handlooms were operational in the district. The district has 4500 micro and small scale industries and turnover of about Rs 2200 crore was achieved. The number of big and medium scale industries is 43 in the district.
Speaking in the seminar, the Additional Director General, Foreign Trade, Mr Sumeet Jairath said that the combined efforts of the state and Central governments could give a major fillip to the export activities in the country. With the use of modern technology, the production could be increased as well as qualitative improvement could be brought in it. New markets would be explored for exports and Information technology could play an important role in it. Haryana had played a significant role in the exports at the national level.
The Director General, Commerce and Industries Department, Haryana Mr T. L. Satyaparkash said that as a result of the liberal and progressive polices of the State Government, exports from Haryana have increased considerably during last five years.