Jammu, Dec 10: Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, Ranjan Prakash Thakur and Director General Foreign Trade, Amit Yadav inaugurated a one day regional workshop on 'Export Promotion with Thrust on Quality' for the northern region at Convention Centre here today.
The workshop was conducted and hosted by Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation in association with the Ministry of Commerce and DGFT.
In his inaugural address, the Principal Secretary shed light on the initiatives being taken by the UT government to facilitate its exports. He shed light on the developments being made in terms of improved connectivity and upcoming logistics centres and respective facilities. The gathering was informed that the Lulu Group from UAE is already procuring products from J&K and marketing them also.
The Principal Secretary also highlighted the opportunities available due to proximity and better connectivity of Jammu region with Punjab.
While speaking, the DGFT underlined that exports constitute a significant portion of India's economy and are crucial for the nation's growth, employment and progress. He congratulated the UT government for setting up Districts Export Hub and for formulating a 'district export plan'. It was stressed that the needs of all 20 districts be identified and necessary steps are taken to fill gaps, develop infrastructure and supply chains be strengthened.