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Union Minister Piyush Goyal holds meeting with Export Promotion Councils

Newdelhi:11/5/21:Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal today held a meeting with the Export Promotion Councils to discuss various issues concerning international trade.

Mr. Goyal complimented the Exporters for their encouraging performance, even during such trying times. He noted that India’s merchandise exports in April this year were 30.21 billion dollars. This is an increase of 197.03 percent over USD 10.17 billion in April last year and an increase of 16.03 percent over USD 26.04 billion in April 2019. He said that the value of export in the first week of May 2021 is also up by almost 9 percent over the same period of 2019-20.

Regarding the issues raised by the participants, the Minister said they should approach the Covid helpdesk of the Department for resolving the problems emanating due to Covid related measures. He said that the Department of Commerce has taken up several issues of exporters with the Ministry of Finance for their early resolution. He called upon the exporters to take advantage of the Production-Linked Incentive schemes for various sectors which have been announced.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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