Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami appreciated the Industry department for organising the Vanijya Utsav as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Inaugurating the event here on Tuesday, Dhami said that the export from Uttarakhand has nearly doubled in the past five years. Uttarakhand’s exports were valued at Rs 10,836 crore in 2017-18 which have increased in value to Rs 15,914 crorein 2020-21. The automobile and pharmaceutical units are emerging as the biggest exporters in the state. Apart from these, floriculture, agriculture and food processing, organic produce, aromatic-medicinal plants, biotechnology and handicrafts are also being exported from the state, said Dhami.
Industry minister Ganesh Joshi said that Uttarakhand is emerging as an industrial destination for industrialists around the world. He also spoke about the various measures and plans of the state government aimed at boosting industrial development in Uttarakhand.
Industry secretary Radhika Jha, Industry director Sudhir Chandra Nautiyal, export commissioner Rohit Meena and others were also present on the occasion.