Rajasthan exports reach Rs 46500 cr in 2017-18; good news amidst the election-driven commotion

Amidst the commotion ahead of the forthcoming elections, one news that has glorified Rajasthan is that of surged exports of goods and services. Rajasthan exports rose to Rs 46,500 crore in 2017-18 from Rs 36,000 crore in 2015-16. The information was given by the top official.

The state of Rajasthan is progressing at an unprecedented pace and there is enough proof. The BJP government led by Vasundhara Raje has steered the ship of innovation and made the state self-sufficient as manufacturers of the products the state needs.

Well, sticking by an exemplary mode of governance for the last five years, the BJP government is playing strong and is oozing confidence on winning the 2018 state elections. BJP winning in Rajasthan this year would not be a mere win – it would be a win over history.

Additional Chief Secretary (Industries), Rajeeva Swarup said that Rajasthan has experienced an exponential growth in local manufacturing and there has been a rapid improvement in the regulatory environment of business operations.

The quotient of industries in the state’s economy is only increasing by the day. It now stands at 27 percent, which translates into a total growth of 9 percent in the entire five years of BJP.

The exports have increased tremendously due to multiple reasons, one of them being increased manufacturing infrastructure. The second one is the introduction of paperless export and import clearances along with the initiation of digital customs. The information was communicated by the special secretary and member (Customs), Pranab Kumar Das in a keynote address.

Crediting the surge for India’s bettered performance in Ease of Doing Business in which it has jumped 23 places. The country had exported organic food products worth $515 million in 2017-18, about 39 percent more than the products worth $370 million exported in the previous year.

Meanwhile, the Congress released its first list of 152 candidates for the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly elections on late Thursday night. The list was delayed owing to the differences in the distribution of party tickets. They fielded former chief minister Ashok Gehlot from Sardarpura and state party president Sachin Pilot from Tonk seat. The public and political experts were quite shocked by the other candidates as most of them have not contributed to the party at all.

As for the Chief Ministerial candidate for Congress Rajasthan, things are still messy. The fact that Sachin Pilot has been fielded from Tonk indicates that he is ready to try on a new land after his failure in Ajmer polls in 2014 against BJP’s Sanwar Lal Jat. The land of Tonk is BJP-driven, and Rahul Gandhi’s decision to field Sachin from Tonk is his tactic to keep Sachin away from Congress Rajasthan.



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