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Seminar on Niryat Bandhu motivates new exporters

Aug 01, 2018

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Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing, Government of Odisha associated with World Trade Centre Bhubaneswar to organize a seminar on Niryat Bandhu Scheme of the Government of India here in Bhubaneswar. 

Mrs. Anindita Sengupta, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, Kolkata while delivering the key note address deliberated on the various aspects of the scheme in terms of providing handholding support to the new and prospective exporters. She further interacted with the exporters to know about their concerns and ensured all assistance and support from the office of Director General of Foreign Trade.

Mr L N Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In his inaugural address Mr. Gupta informed the delegates that the State Government of Odisha is working stringently on further exploring its export potentials and has set an export target of Rs 1 lakh crore by 2025. While deliberating on the various facilities available in the State for assisting the exporters he emphasized on the need for sector specific and focused interventions for the effective promotion of exports. He advocated for decentralization of the offices of the different export promotion councils under the Government of India. “It is highly essential that the Export Promotion Councils of the identified sector have to set up independent and fully fledged offices with officers of senior rankings for actively engaging with the local stakeholders for effective promotion of exports” he said.

Mr. Sricharan Kootikupala, IRS, Deputy Commissioner, Central Excise, Customs & GST, Cuttack , spoke about the taxation norms and the interventions of GST for the exporters. He also deliberated on the procedures for the export organization for filing the GST.

Mr. Subhasis Dhal, Regional Head, Export Import Bank of India, in his deliverableshowcased the various schemes of EXIM bank available for the exporters to be benefited from. Through his presentation he elaborated on the role of EXIM bank in export promotion.

Earlier in his welcome address Mrs S.K. Jena, Director, Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing Government of Odisha highlighted the objective of the seminar.

The seminar was attended by huge gathering of prospective and practicing exporters from across sectors like food processing, engineering, handloom and handicraft, sea food, agriculture and textile manufacturing. 

In Photo (L-R): Mr. Subhasis Dhal,Mrs. Anindita Sengupta,Mr. L.N. Gupta,IAS, Mr. Sricharan Kootikupala, Mr. Sandeep Nayak