Ministry of Textiles

We should increase our exports from 1.25 lakh crore to 7. 2 5 lakh crore in coming Five years; Shri Goyal

"When you really desire something from the heart and soul, all the universe conspires you to achieve it", Says Shri Goyal,

If we don’t connect artisans with market , handicrafts will disappear - Shri Piyush Goyal

Shri Piyush Goyal interacts with exporters and artisans in Lucknow

Posted On: 14 NOV 2021 8:01PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal said that we should increase our exports from 1.25 lakh crore to 7.25 lakh crore in coming five years in Uttar Pradesh (UP). He said with a culture of competition & excellence, UP has enhanced its potential to become a model of India’s export growth story. He said UP is number one in exports in country excluding the coastal states. Shri Goyal stated that in coming five years with the help of Central Govt, exporters, artisans and indutires in Uttar Pradesh will get massive investment in defense ,railways, medical, mobile manufacturing and medical sector. The Minister further added that good governance and better coordination with central govt will bring better results for Uttar Pradesh.

Interacting with exporters and artisans on the sidelines of  “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Inaugural of Exhibition, Display of Handicrafts and interaction with artisans and exporters, in Lucknow, UP today the Minister  said that UP is becoming the hub of Handicrafts & Handlooms. He called upon the artisans  to showcase   their artefacts and  artistic carvings by using the latest technology and display the potential to carve India’s future. Thanking the women artisans   for their contribution in   promoting   the traditional art and craft, Shri Goyal  said  that it contributes not only in strengthening   country’s economy but also  help  our women workforce to earn a respectable living. Shri Goyal said women in India have art but need leadership and market connect. He asked  the women artisans to work with confidence and dedication.  He also said "When you really desire something from the heart and soul, all the universe helps you to achieve it".

While answering the concerns of artisans Shri Goyal said, ‘if we don’t connect artisans with market , traditional handicraft will disappear’. He urged that we should try to have a system that ensures future generation participation  in handicrafts and export industry related work .


The Minister said that One District One Product scheme has been effectively implemented under the UP government and has aimed to bring an holistic approach to promote domestic industry. One-District, One Product will promote Skills, Startups, Industries & Farmers of UP, he added.

Shri Goyal said we need a honest Government in UP which treats industrialists ,businessmen poor farmer  and labour equally. He further added that this balance is indispensable for UP as well as for India’s growth.

Shri Goyal also  mentioned with tireless efforts, the State government under Yogi ji is ensuring a bright future for 20 crore people of UP. Today, UP is becoming a model & has ensured that benefits of all the central schemes reaches the last man. “Various initiatives have been taken by the UP Govt. to promote the welfare of handicraft artisans, with “Sabka prayas” we need to make sure, works of     our artisans reach foreign markets”, he said.





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