The export awards of CAPEXIL were given by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal in Delhi. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, the Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, was also present at the award function.
The Commerce and Industry Minister said that the chemicals and allied sector has some of the oldest industries, and there are lots of potentials which has not harnessed yet and a synergetic effort is required from the entire sector to undertake new challenges, set goals and endeavour to achieve them.
The Minister congratulated the award winners and said them to engage in taking risks and aspire to do remarkable work in the industry.
The minister added that CAPEXIL sector industries must adopt new technology and venture in new markets, continue on adding value to the products that are being manufactured and should not refrain from exploring other markets.Goyal said that although India’s export of the chemicals and allied sectors amount to 10 per cent, they should strive to become number one exporter of products from this sector and for this he urged the industries to make value addition to their products and be bold and light-footed.
He further added that the future of India lies in the MSME sector and urged industries in this sector to demand the support of the Government in development of clusters near ports, availability of land in bulk, common effluent treatment plants and common testing facilities.
Piyush Goyal also laid emphasis on preservation of nature is paramount as it creates a conducive business environment and acceptability of Indian products globally.
The minister advised the industry to engage with the world and taking advantage of the free trade agreements that India has entered with other countries but at the same time protect the national interest, their business interests and most importantly interest of the consumers.