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UP’s new export policy focuses on doubling farmers’ income, boosting agricultural exports

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The Adityanath government has decided to enact the Uttar Pradesh Export Policy 2020-25 which focuses on doubling farmers’ incomes, boosting agricultural exports, Make in UP and Make in India.

A decision was made in this regard at the state cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Adityanath on Tuesday and the details were published in a press release on Wednesday.

“This is the first time that such an elaborate export policy is being implemented in Uttar Pradesh,” the statement said.

The policy aims to promote development and competitiveness in the field of exports, provide the necessary export-related assistance and services for export affiliates, and establish and develop technical and physical infrastructures to increase exports of state industries.

The key focus areas of the Uttar Pradesh Export Policy 2020-25 include handicrafts, agriculture and processed food products, engineering products, handlooms and textiles, leather products, carpets and rugs, glass and ceramic products, products of wood, sporting goods, defense products, services. sector, education, tourism, IT and ITES, travel of medical value and logistics.

A fundamental objective of the policy is to double the incomes of farmers and also to increase exports from the agricultural sector. It will adopt all those components that are not covered by the Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Promotion Policy to double the income of farmers.

The policy provides for the e-Haat portal for the sale of animals.

The work related to the implementation of the export policy Uttar Pradesh 2020-25 will be executed by the UP Export Promotion Office.

This policy provides for the simplification of the export process, the early elimination of export-related forms from various departments of the state through a one-stop-shop system, and the resolution of exporters problems by the Export Promotion Office, the development and promotion of Make in UP and Make in India brands.

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