Hon'ble Prime Minster in his Independence Day Speech on 15th August, 2019
Each of our districts has a diverse identity and potential for global markets and there is a need for converting each district into potential export hubs. Each district of India has the power equivalent to small countries. Each district has some special quality
product and the farmers of each district should reach international market. Each district has potential to make it as export hub. This vision will also
support micro and small scale Industry and we should encourage in this direction.
Hon’ble Prime Minister in his
Independence Day speech on 15th August, 2019
highlighted the need to channelize the unique potential of each District of the
country and convert them into export hubs. Taking his vision forward,
Department of Commerce through DGFT launched the “Districts as Export
Hubs” initiative and since then has been working with the States/UTs and the
districts directly to create institutional mechanisms for facilitating exports of
identified products/services from the Districts.
Under the ‘Districts as
Export Hubs Initiative’, products and services (including GI
products, agricultural clusters, toy clusters etc.) with export potential have been
identified in all districts of the country in consultation with the stakeholders
including the States/UTs. The list of such identified products and services gets
updated regularly on the basis of inputs received from the States/UTs.
Districts Export Action Plans are being prepared for identified products and
services for overseas markets, which includes specific actions required to support
local exporters / manufacturers in producing/manufacturing identified products in
adequate quantity and requisite quality, for reaching potential buyers outside India.
These plans also include identifying and addressing challenges for exports of such
identified products/services, improving supply chains, market accessibility and
handholding for increasing exports.