The exporters and pharmaceutical companies of SEZ at Pithampur, Madhy Pradesh can now send their international cargo directly from the city. The facility will be launched by the state’s Chief Minister Shankar Lalwani on December 25.
The CM recently held a meeting with the representatives of SEZ and non-SEZ companies and spoke to them to discuss the issue of using international air cargo facility at Indore instead of Mumbai.
Lalwani said that exports has a very big role in Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s campaign. This is an opportunity that can change the fate of not only the city but also the surrounding industries and farmers.
Currently, only 50-60 tonnes of pharma products are exported daily from Pithampur. It is sent via road to Mumbai and reaches abroad through air cargo. With the introduction of international air cargo facility from the city, it will be easy to export abroad.
Pharma exports from Pithampur have increased during COVID. According to customs officials, earlier there was an export of Rs 800 crore, which has now increased to more than Rs 1,000 crore.
At the meeting, businessmen said that they would soon visit the airport and see the arrangements.
The meeting was also attended by MPIDC’s Regional Director Rohan Saxena, Symbiotic’s Anil Satwani, In—Charge of Indore Airport Cargo division, and the representative of FIEO.