Maharashtra Governor applauds exporters for almost 6 percent growth in Exports at the Export Excellence Awards

Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra presenting an award to an awardee during the event
Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra presenting an award to an awardee during the event (Pic credit PIB)

Speaking at the Export Excellence Awards at Mumbai organised by Federation of Indian Export Organisations - FIEO (Western Region), Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri Ramesh Bais appreciated the efforts of Exporters as the FIEO awards entered its 9th successful year while conferring awards to 56 Top Performing Exporters were felicitated during this 8th & 9th Set of Export Excellence Awards, across various categories like Highest Foreign Exchange Earner, Women Entrepreneur, Emerging Exporters, Banks & Financial Institutions and Service Providers.

Mumbai based Kevin Mehta of Kevin India Company who are manufactures and merchants traders of pigments and pigments powders, expressed his excitement on receiving the prestigious award from the Governor, "We are exporting to around 48 countries worldwide, though the Pandemic was a stumbling block, Kevin India has adhered to prompt services and shipments in time that has won the hearts of our clients. We export over 160 products like solvent dyes and basic dyes that are used in textiles, inks, leather and soap industries. We are entering the argo-chemical and pharmaceutical exports too this year."

Kevin Mehta of Kevin India Company
Kevin Mehta of Kevin India Company, recipient of Export Excellence Award by FIEO

Having exported pigments of over 100 crores the last year, Kevin's Company mainly exports to UK, US, Philippines and even to China where they ship Phthalocyanine pigments. They are setting up plants in Ankleshwar and Vapi in Gujarat having a capacity of 150 metric tonnes of green and 150 metric tonnes of blue. 

Amongst the Western Region Awardees of the Federation, it felicitated top performing exporters from the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The Exports Excellence Awards for the 8th & 9th Set were conferred by Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra; Shri Deependra Singh Kushwah, Development Commissioner, Chairman (MAITRI) and Export Commissioner, Govt of Maharashtra; Shri Ashwani Kumar, President, FIEO and Shri Paresh Mehta, Regional Chairman, FIEO (WR) along with Dr Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, FIEO.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra stated, "Total exports of Goods and Services in the financial year 2024-25 started with a strong growth of 6.88%, which is estimated to be US$ 64.56 billion in April 2024, as against US$ 60.40 billion in April 2023.” The Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, stated, “The state of Maharashtra is one of the largest contributors to India's exports and is continuously increasing its share in world trade through export promotion and trade facilitation initiatives. Maharashtra is the second highest exporting state from India with exports worth Rs 5,56,400.42 crore i.e. 15.37% in the financial year 2023-24.” He further mentioned the need of skill development in the field of Exports and stated the need of Universities and Education Institutes to develop educational programmes in this sector”.

Paresh Mehta, Regional Chairman (WR), FIEO mentioned, “Awards are always a great source of inspiration and motivation for a company irrespective of big or small," while FIEO President Ashwani Kumar stated in an optimistic note, “We have started this financial year on a positive note and it is a remarkable achievement looking into global headwinds flowing from Ukraine & Russia War, further Hamas-Israel conflict, crisis in the Red Sea and related logistics challenges and high interest.”

- Paresh B. Mehta

Photo Credit of Shri Ramesh Bais, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra presenting an award to an awardee during the event -  PIB 

Pic credit of Kevin Mehta. Paresh B Mehta

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