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District export plan to boost exports

The Commerce Ministry has set the process rolling for preparation of a district export plan that will be customised to every state and Union territory, with the aim to boost India’s outbound shipments, according to an official statement. The plan will incorporate the support required by the local industry in improving manufacturing and exports and also stress on complete support to the industry from
the production stage to the exporting stage, according to the Ministry. “Informative material on various incentives provided by the government and states will be disseminated to the industry and other potential exporters,” it added. Furthermore, the plan will include strategy to enhance logistics and infrastructure at the district level and better utilisation of the Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme of the ministry to invite foreign buyers.