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India is fast emerging as a potential leader in exports, manufacturing: MoS IT

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India is rapidly emerging as a leader in manufacturing as well as exports, and e-commerce and logistics infrastructure have a critical role in cementing India’s position as a trusted manufacturing partner of the world, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday. India is becoming a large exporter of merchandise and manufactured products, the Minister stated. 

He observed that India harnessed the technology and power of digitally empowered enterprises to ensure that economy rebounds from the deep disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Indian economy and Indian economic participants, more importantly, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) can play a big role in the coming years to provide goods and services to the world. 

India is truly on its way to becoming a large exporting nation, not only due to its large enterprises but a mix of large enterprises and a healthy significant contribution by the SMBs of India. They can connect the SMBs of India to markets that Amazon today services all around the world,” he said. 

The government, on its part, is focused on issues in the supply chain and logistics competitiveness, he said affirming the Centre’s commitment to making India a truly competitive nation.