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Piyush Goyal remains optimistic about $2 trillion export target

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NEW DELHI : Union Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on Saturday expressed optimism that the country will meet its ambitious USD 2 trillion export target by 2030, notwithstanding geopolitical headwinds and inflationary concerns.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Patsan Bhavan, which houses the Jute Commissioner’s office and headquarters of Jute Corporation of India and National Jute Board, in New Town, Kolkata, Goyal acknowledged the challenging global situation.

He cited the Ukraine war, the Israel conflict and issues related to the Red Sea as factors impacting trade.

“To address low food grain production and curb domestic inflation, we have implemented restrictions. However, despite all these challenges, India’s exports will continue to grow, aiming at reaching USD 2 trillion by 2030 from the current USD 770-775 billion,” Goyal said.

He highlighted the potential of the jute industry, stating that with “contribution from the jute sector and concerted efforts from the Centre and state governments, we can achieve new heights”.

India currently exports around Rs 1,500 crore worth of jute.

Goyal, who also holds the portfolios of textiles and consumer affairs, food and public distribution, urged industry players to increase the figure.

He also asked the jute sector to showcase products at the upcoming Bharat Tex 2024, the world’s biggest-ever textiles event, to be organised from February 26-29 in New Delhi.

Goyal also highlighted the achievements of the central government and appealed to the people of West Bengal for their support in the upcoming general elections.

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