The Rajasthan government hopes to replicate the Gujarat export story by hosting the Rajasthan International Export, a first-of-its-kind expo in the state.
While discussing the venue and date for the event in a meeting called recently in the state, senior officials discussed all possibilities to repeat the success story of Gujarat exports which tops the country’s charts by contributing 30 per cent of exports from India.
If neighbouring states like Gujarat can top the list of states topping the export charts by clocking 30 per cent of the country’s exports, why should Rajasthan lag behind on 12th rank?
This was the question being discussed while discussing the various parameters for the expo.
he meeting chaired by Rajasthan Export Promotion Council (Rajasthan Export Promotion Council) Chairman Rajiv Arora further discussed many interesting perspectives.
It was discussed that Rajasthan ranks first in EPI-2020 across landlocked states as well in production of moth beans, nutri cereal, garlic, mustard, bajra, guar gum, coriander and Isabgol, while it stands 2 in terms of the largest rail network in India as well as in terms of Mineral Producing State with 81 major and minor minerals.
Further, it is third in terms of the largest network of national highways, so there is a huge potential to increase export and employment.
More than Rs 71,999.72 crore of total exports was recorded in 2021-22 as compared to Rs 52,764 crore in 2020-21 (increase of 36.46 per cent in spite of Covid-19).
Handicrafts, Gems and Jewellery, Dimensional Stones, Engineering, Chemical and Agro products, and Textiles are all exported from the state. According to the EXIM Bank Report 2019, approximately 31 lakh export jobs have been recorded, according to officials.