PM Modi to Focus on Exports, Trade in Another Round of Stock-Taking Today

After reviewing the agriculture and energy sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today brainstorm with various ministers as well as officials on issues related to exports, trade pacts and manufacturing.

Secretaries in the departments of commerce, industry, heavy industry and public enterprises will apprise Mr Modi of developments in these sectors.

"Secretaries of these departments will give presentation to the Prime Minister. Ministers concerned will also be present in the meeting," a source told PTI.

The Department of Commerce is expected to apprise the PM of issues pertaining to areas such as exports and the steps it is taking to boost trade with other countries, sources said.

Issues related to Free Trade Agreements are also likely to figure in the presentation. The Indian industry has raised concerns over these pacts, saying that FTAs are impacting the country's manufacturing sector.

"Revival of special economic zones would also find place in the commerce secretary's presentation," said a source.

Revamping of SEZs is important to boost manufacturing, attract investments and create jobs.

Similarly, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) may also talk about ways to boost the manufacturing sector of the country.

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