In a big boost for Uttar Pradesh (UP)'s economy, the state's goods exports jumped up by 152.67 per cent to Rs 21,500.85 crore in April and May this year as per the latest data released by the Union Government, reports Hindustan Times.
Last year, goods worth Rs 8,511.34 crore were exported from the state between April and May, 2020.
The major exports from the state include leather, textile and glassware products. Also, as per the state government, footwear and toys exports shot up from Rs 147.04 crore and Rs 26.19 crore in April-May last year to Rs 742.47 crore and Rs 120.83 crore respectively this year. Similarly, glassware exports increased from Rs 39.99 crore during the same period last year to Rs 310.77 crore this year.
Buoyed by the response Uttar Pradesh's products are receiving from countries across the world, the Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath led government has decided to set up overseas trade promotion and facilitation centres in all the 75 districts.
The MSME department of the state government is also planning to set up a centralised facilitation centre for better coordination among various hubs. The Government has claimed that these centres will increase the worth of exports by at least Rs 400 crore and provide employment opportunities to 4,000 people.
As per the data, Uttar Pradesh is the sixth major exporting state of the country, after Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.