Pradesh government has urged the Centre to extend financial support in setting
up logistics parks near Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Krishnapatnam Ports and
Vijayawada for cargo exports.
State sought special allocation of
funds to set up large silos of cold storage units near port areas
state Industries minister Mekapati Gautham
Reddy also sought special allocation of funds to set up large silos of cold
storage units near port areas and major airports. He also requested the Centre,
to reduce procedural formalities for exports and speedy redressal of exporters’
grievances, explore integration of SWIFT (Single Window Interface for Trade)
system with AP Single Desk Portal.
Reddy, who participated in the National Board of Trade (BoT) meeting held
in Delhi on Thursday, explained the sectors the State government must focus on
and requested the Centre, to enhance export capabilities in agriculture and
food processing sectors.
Andhra Pradesh government sees exports as a priority area for development of
the State with focus on the measures to identify new markets, develop new exportable
products as per international standards and also enhance the entire trade
ecosystem of the State,’’ he asserted.
Strong networking to achieve target
on the strategy to be adopted by the State government for achieving the target,
he said a strong networking will be created with export promotion councils,
Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), India Trade Promotion
Organization (ITPO), NCTI and production sectoral association providing impetus
to public private partnership. “
Govt to provide e-Governance support
to exporters in the State
government will provide e-Governance support to exporters in the State and also
maintain a strong analytical database of exports and exporters in AP in order
to promote public-private initiative in developing competitive export
infrastructure,’’ he explained. Stating that the government is focusing on
shrimp and other marine products, meat and animal products, processed food
products, horticulture products, spices and agricultural products, engineering
goods exports, mineral and mine products, pharmaceuticals, textiles and
garments, he appealed to the Centre to extend required support in this regard.
Andhra Pradesh will occupy top position
in logistics sector within a year
an award from Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Mekapati asserted that Andhra
Pradesh will occupy top position in logistics sector within a year. While
Karnataka stood in the fourth position, Tamil Nadu has been pushed to the
eighth position in the country in Logistics facilities provided to the trade.
Gujarat and Punjab took the first and second position.