April 22, 2015 2:46:19 am
The government has zeroed in on 10 services including IT, media and entertainment, logistics, healthcare, education, space, research and development, professional services and banking and finance to showcase India’s prowess in the sector, which contributes around 58 per cent to the GDP of the country, in the global services exhibition later this week.
Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters here that states have also been roped in for the exhibition to provide them a platform for interacting with investors and showcase their abilities directly to them.
“While we give importance to merchandise exports, there are areas in the services sector which have contributed in India’s growth. Impetus is being given to promote the services sector. The foreign trade policy also announced specific measures for services,” Sitharaman said adding that states including Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu among others will be participating in the exhibition.
India is organising a global services exhibition between April 23-25, providing opportunity to Indian service providers to meet service seekers and expand their network. The minister said that 60 countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Nepal, and several African nations, will be participating in the exhibition with 39 countries participating through stalls.
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