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PM Modi gives clarion call to make local ‘global’ as India’s goods exports touch $400 billion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on the 104th episode of his monthly radio programme on Sunday, Praising the key role that over 100 women scientists played in the success of Chandrayaan-3.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the landmark achievement of $400 billion worth goods exports for 2021-22 financial year signifies the potential and capability of a New India.

"India has achieved the target of 400 billion dollar exports. It has filled us with pride This signifies India's capabilities and potential. It means that the demand for Indian goods is rising in the world," said PM Modi, in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

"When each and every Indian is vocal for local, it does not take long for the local to become global. Let's make the local 'global' and raise the prestige of our products further," he said.

The list of 'Make in India' products is as huge as our potential and the hard work of our farmers, manufacturers and industry," the Prime Minister explained.

"Many fruits and vegetables like Ladakh's apricot, Tamil Nadu's bananas, Himachal's millets are reaching the world.

"Right from Bijapur's fruits and vegetables to the black rice from Chandoli we are seeing an exponential increase in exports. The best part is that our exports are being supplied to new destinations like Denmark, South Korea, UK, Kenya among other nations," he said.

"There was a time when the figure of exports from India used to be 100 billion, at times 150 billion, sometimes 200 billion. India has reached 400 billion dollars," he said.He attributed the achievement to the success of small entrepreneurs.

The Prime Minister also said, "Today our small entrepreneurs are playing a major partnership role in government procurement through Government e-Market place – GeM. A much more transparent system has been developed through technology."

In his remarks, he also highlighted that during the last one year through the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal, the government has purchased items worth more than one lakh crore rupees.

Close to 1.25 lakh small entrepreneurs and shopkeepers from every corner of the country have sold their goods directly to the government, he pointed out.

"There was a time when only big companies could sell goods to the government. However, the country is changing now; the old systems are also changing. Now even the smallest of shopkeepers can sell one's goods to the government on the GeM Portal this is the New India," PM Modi said.

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