PM Modi urges Indian states to reduce imports and increase exports

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian states must focus on reducing imports, increasing exports and identifying opportunities for the same in each state. Each state should focus on promoting its 3Ts – Trade, Tourism, Technology – through every Indian mission in the world. “We should encourage people to use local products whenever possible,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi said this during the seventh meeting of the Board of Directors (GC) of NITI Aayog. It was the first physical meeting of the Board of Governors since the start of the pandemic, with the 2021 meeting being held by videoconference. The meeting was attended by 23 Chief Ministers, 3 Lieutenant Governors and 2 Administrators and Union Ministers. The meeting was moderated by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian states must focus on reducing imports, increasing exports and identifying opportunities for the same in each state. Each state should focus on promoting its trade, tourism and technology through each Indian mission in the world. “We should encourage people to use local products whenever possible,” he said.

The Prime Minister also spoke about India’s G20 Presidency in 2023 and called it a unique opportunity to show the world that India is not just Delhi, it is every state and union territory of the country. The prime minister said India should develop a mass movement around the G20 to identify the best talent available in the country.

He also said there should be a dedicated G20 team in the states to get the most out of this initiative, NITI Aayog said in a press release.

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