New Delhi, ANI / Business Desk. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new premises of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry ‘Vanyaj Bhavan’ and the Ministry of Exports Portal (NIRYAT) inaugurated. Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion. During this, PM Modi said that both of them show positive changes in our governance related to trade and commerce and our aspiration for self-reliant India.

The Prime Minister said that the journey of Citizen Centric Governance in New India, on which the country is following for the last 8 years. Today another important step has been taken in that direction. Today, the country is being presented with a new and modern Vyayam Bhawan as well as an export portal. Today is also the death anniversary of the country’s first Industries Minister Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. His policies, his decisions, his resolve, the fulfillment of his resolutions were very important in giving direction to independent India, today the country is paying its humble tribute to him.

PM Modi said that the government’s projects should not be delayed for years, they should be completed on time, the government’s schemes reach their goals, then only the taxpayer of the country is respected. Now we also have a modern platform in the form of PM Gatishakti National Master Plan. The Vyagar Bhawan is also an example of our achievements in the field of commerce during this period. The PM said that I remember, at the time of foundation stone, I had emphasized the need for innovation and improvement in the Global Innovation Index. Today we are ranked 46th on the Global Innovation Index and are continuously improving.

Speaking further, he said that last year the country had decided that despite every challenge, it has to cross the $ 400 billion ie Rs 30 lakh crore trade export milestone, but we also crossed this $ 418 billion i.e. Rs 31 lakh crore. A new record has been created by exporting Last year, despite the historic global disruption, India exported a total of $ 670 billion, or Rs 50 lakh crore. For the last eight years, India has also been continuously increasing its exports, achieving export-related goals. Better policies to increase exports, ease of process, take products to new markets, all these have helped a lot in this.

Today, every ministry, every department of the government is giving priority to increasing exports with a ‘whole of government’ approach. Be it the Ministry of MSME or the Ministry of External Affairs, agriculture or commerce, all are striving for a common goal. The government’s emphasis on local products through the Vocal for Local campaign, ‘One district, one product’ scheme has also helped in increasing exports. Now many of our products are being exported for the first time to new countries of the world.

Edited By: Sarveshwar Pathak