Published on : Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The tourism, hospitality and health care sectors in Kerala is a model for the rest of India and there is a lot of scope for growth in the commercial and industrial sectors due to good connectivity and skilled human resources, said the Minister for State for Commerce and Industry, SomParkash.
Inaugurating the VanijyaUtsav (festival of commerce) in Kochi via a virtual platform, the minister said that in spite of the global slowdown due to COVID-19, India’s merchandise exports have exhibited an increasing trend.
Mr. Parkash said, “Kerala holds immense potential for further growth in the commerce and industrial sector due to good connectivity, communication network, availability of skilled and well-educated human resource in addition to the availability of spices – for which the State is renowned since time immemorial. The well-developed tourism and hospitality, health care segments in Kerala are a model for the rest of the country.”
He said that the Ministry of Commerce is taking various steps to enable agricultural exports and initiatives have been taken to realize merchandise exports worth US$ 400 billion in the financial year 2021-22.
“’VanijyaSaptah’” is celebrated from September 20 to 26 in every state and union territory to highlight India’s potential in trade and exports.