Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has asked
India’s exporters to focus on new markets and new products including sunrise
products which show higher growth in global trade including electric,
electronic, Tele-communication equipment. He was addressing the gathering after
conferring FIEO Exports Excellence Awards 2018 in Chennai on 18 Jan 2018.
With the focus on creating
state-of-the-art sea ports, airports and super highways to connect
manufacturing centers to ports with best supporting ecosystem, the exports
should pick up faster and maintain a steady growth, he said.
The Vice President said that
Government is giving greater thrust on development of infrastructure, agriculture
sector and health sector. These efforts will certainly help Indian economy grow
further. The “Make in India” initiative to support India’s manufacturing sector
together with a focus on infrastructure growth and multiple initiatives for
boosting domestic demand will further strengthen our economy, he said.
Mr Naidu said that the decisions of the
Government including demonetization and GST are expected to have a positive
impact in the coming years. “I am aware of the initial difficulties that
the exporters have been facing due to these steps. However, I am sure that the
GST Council and the Government have been quite responsive to such teething
troubles and have been taking prompt action to address these concerns,” he