February 08, 2024 Indore: Agro and textile products of Madhya Pradesh identified under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme have expanded its reach to Middle East countries and Bangladesh, prompting govt to tap unexplored markets to boost exports from the state.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Middle East countries were the top importers of agriculture and agro processed products from Madhya Pradesh, while Bangladesh is the top buyer for textile, according to directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT), Madhya Pradesh.
“The reach of ODOP products mainly agriculture and textiles from the state has expanded to multiple countries and this may grow further as the setting up of rice mills in the Eastern part of MP is expected to give a boost to manufacturing and exports of agricultural products,” said DGFT state joint director Suvidh Shah.
Shah said, rice is among the top exportable items from MP in the agriculture segment.
There are 38 ODOP items that get exported from MP. With the addition of new districts in the state, a few more products are likely to be added in the ODOP category.
In the financial year 2022-23, banana exports (fresh and dried) from MP was Rs 12 crore, chilli powder exports were Rs 26 crore, coriander seeds Rs 40 crore and potato Rs 38 crore among other products, according to the official data from DGFT.
Exports of home textile products manufactured in the state like floor coverings, carpets, towels and bed sheets have grown especially in Europe, Japan and Australia, according to exporters and handloom department.
Total exports from Madhya Pradesh in FY 2022-23 were Rs 65,878 crore, up 13 per cent from a year ago.
More than 5000 items are exported from MP like pharmaceuticals, cereals, machinery, cotton, textiles, plastic articles, automobiles, edible vegetables and among others.
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