Addl DGFT calls for ‘Dist Export Plan’ formulation

Efforts on to convert every dist into export hub

PASIGHAT, Nov 21: Additional Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Guwahati, Sasi Kumar has called for formulating District Export Plan properly. He informed that efforts of the Centre and State Govts are being synergized and institutional mechanisms being created in order to implement the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convert every district in the country into an export hub.

The Addl DGFT said this while co-chairing a meeting of the District-level Export Promotion Committee (DEPC) of Zone ‘B’ comprising of seven districts (Siang, Lower Siang, East Siang, Upper Siang, Shi-Yomi, West Siang and Leparada) along with East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh at the DC’s conference hall here yesterday.

Director of Trade & Commerce cum State Nodal Officer Tokong Pertin, in his speech, informed that the Prime Minister was personally monitoring and reviewing the programme and asked for active participation of General Managers cum Deputy Directors of Industries for proper implementation of the same.

DC Kinny Singh, in her speech, asserted that East Siang has huge potential to produce globally accepted products. As facilitators, all key officers related to agriculture, horticulture, handicrafts, handlooms and industries in the district should work together to encourage local growers, she said.

Proper support and guidance would be provided to local growers and entrepreneurs to transform Pasighat into an export hub, she assured. The DEPC meeting was attended, among others, by Siang DC Rajeev Takuk, administrative officers and DDIs of the concerned districts.

NAMSAI: Another DEPC meeting of Zone-A comprising eight districts - Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Changlang, Tirap & Longding - was held at the District Secretariat here today.

The meeting was co-chaired by Addl DGFT Sasi Kumar and DC Namsai RK Sharma and attended by the Trade & Commerce Director and the Deputy Commissioner of concerned districts along with GMs of District Industries Centre (DICs) of the respective districts. 

“The meeting is being held to implement the call of the Prime Minister for developing each district in the country as an export hub through PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance & Timely Implementation),” the Addl DGFT said. He encouraged the DCs to encourage the avenues for trade in each district by putting priority on local production especially in the field of agriculture and horticulture in addition to other available resources. He also encouraged all to review the bottlenecks faced by their districts and work on them in order to develop the export potential of their districts.

While the Director of Trade & Commerce highlighted the future of export in Arunachal Pradesh, the Namsai DC, while welcoming all the visiting dignitaries, spoke on various aspects of the DEPC and the role it will play in developing the districts into bustling trade hubs. (DIPROs)