Dhamtari: One day Exports Conclave was organized to explore the export possibilities of the district, to provide better platform and support.
By District Export Promotion Committee of District Trade and Industry Center
Collector Mr. Elma assured all possible help from the district administration for export
Exporters share their views
There is immense potential in the district for export of minor forest produce, rice, service and other products.
Dhamtari 24 September 2021: The 75th anniversary of the country's independence is being celebrated as the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. It was decided by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to observe 20 to 26 September as Commerce Week. In this episode, a one-day Exporters Conclave was organized in a private hotel at Dhamtari district headquarters today. This program was organized by the District Export Promotion Committee under the District Trade and Industry Center under the chairmanship of Collector Shri P.S.Elma. Producers, entrepreneurs, minor forest produce processors etc. were present in this conclave called from 11.30 am.
Collector and Chairman of the District Export Promotion Committee, Mr. Elma, present in his remarks, encouraged the producers and entrepreneurs of the district to see good prospects in the district and come forward in the field of exports. He assured the producers and entrepreneurs of the district that whatever cooperation is required from various government agencies in the district will be done. For this, the collector also directed the government agencies of the district to give all possible cooperation to the entrepreneurs as per the rules. Representative of Small Industries Service Institute Shri K.B. Tirpate gave information about various schemes of the government for export promotion. Shri Nitin Chitalia, President of Minor Forest Produce Association, Shri Sanjay Rakhecha of Rice Mill Association were seated on the stage.
On this occasion, the General Manager, District Industries and Trade Center, Mr. Surendra Puri Goswami in his welcome address said that the district has immense potential for export of rice, lac, minor forest produce like tamarind seed, Harra, Behra etc. They are still being exported from the district. But the main objective of today's conclave is to bring all the other entrepreneurs, processors and processors of the district in one platform and discuss and take advantage of the experience of the exporters and encourage others to move forward. Along with this, giving information about government cooperation through government agencies like banks, departments, etc., is to encourage them for export. Efforts are made to give a better direction to their participation in the economy by increasing the export potential of the district with a decision taken from one platform.
During this, various exporters of the district, who are contributing to the country's economy, shared their views from the forum. Through this, the producers, entrepreneurs etc. of the district got detailed information about the specifics, need, possibilities of export. Along with this, the officials of Lead Bank Manager, SBI and NABARD gave information about the difficulties faced in exports to the stakeholders of the district, the way of cooperation with the government. 50 entrepreneurs, producers, private producer NGOs, minor forest produce processors from across the district were present in today's Exports Conclave. An exhibition of various products being exported from the district was also organized on this occasion, which was also inspected by the collector and other guests.
Jagdalpur: Emphasis on creating conducive environment for exports in Exporters Conclave
Jagdalpur, 24 September 2021: In view of the abundant availability of agricultural and horticulture based commodities along with forest produce in Bastar, emphasis was laid on creating a conducive environment for the entrepreneurs here to play the role of an exporter. On the occasion of 75th year of Independence, a one day Exporters Conclave was organized at Veer Savarkar Community Hall, Jagdalpur today as part of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi. Narayanpur MLA and Chairman of Handicrafts Board Mr. Chandan Kashyap was present as the chief guest in the program. Mayor Smt. Safira Sahu, District Panchayat President Smt. Vedavati Kashyap, MIC member Shri Yashvardhan Rao, Divisional Commissioner Shri G.R. Churendra, Inspector General of Police Mr. P. Sundarraj, Additional Collector Mr. Arvind Ekka, President of Bastar Chamber of Commerce and Industries Mr. Kishore Parakh and exporters and industrialists-traders of Bastar district were present.
On this occasion, Chairman of Handicrafts Development Board Mr. Chandan Kashyap said that the high flying of the entrepreneurs of Bastar will definitely help in the golden future of Bastar. He said that the people here have a specialness in the local products, which is definitely in demand. Whether it is a forest product, whether it is an agricultural product or the specialty artefacts here. With the export of these products, new employment opportunities can be created in Bastar by increasing its demand. Describing the artifacts like Belmetal, Rock Iron, Tumba Craft, Bamboo Craft, Soil Craft etc. here as unmatched, he said that by increasing its trade, the profit of the craftsmen can also be increased. He emphasized on the establishment of cottage industries here to take the products of Bastar to the world level.
Divisional Commissioner Shri GR Churendra said that the purpose of this conference is to encourage industrialists, so that their products can be transported to foreign countries. He said that with the increase in demand for these products, the collectors collecting raw material will definitely benefit. While adding value to them, their export will increase the income of the entire state. He said that there is no shortage of land here. The products can be obtained by doing agriculture and horticulture work on a large scale in the available land. Inspector General of Police, Shri P Sundarraj said that Bastar and the road to peace has started moving fast. There is no security issue here as well. Bastar is connected by road network as well as by air and will soon be connected with railway network from Dallirajhara to Jagdalpur. Mobile network is available even in the interior areas here. Today these facilities are of utmost importance in the growth of business. He said that there is a great demand for organic products of Bastar. Mayor Smt. Safira Sahu also addressed on this occasion. In the program, General Manager of District Trade and Industry Center Mr. DL Pusam, Assistant Director of District Skill Development Authority Mr. Sharad Chandra Gowri, Lead Bank Manager, NMDC. Nagarnar representatives were present. The General Manager, District Trade and Industry Center Jagdalpur, highlighting the purpose of the event, was informed about the departmental grants to be provided to the exporters under the Industrial Policy 2019-24. In this Exporter Conclave, Mr. Handicrafts Development Corporation, Bamboo Art Center, Sericulture Department, Horticulture Department, Handloom Department related to their department, products and self-help groups run by Women and Child Development Department and National Rural Livelihood Mission, Zilla Panchayat under their department. The products were displayed through stalls and Parboiled Rice by Exporting Unit M/s Raza Rice Industries, Masgaon and M/s Vimal Stone Associates, ASSO. The granite block was demonstrated by Fraserpur Jagdalpur.