Indian musical instruments exports increased 3.5 times in 8 years – SME Futures

Biggest buyers of Indian musical instruments include USA, Germany, France, Japan and UK.
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The export of Indian musical instruments has increased three and a half times in the past eight years, said PM Modi on November 27, 2022. He further pointed out that this news which came out a few weeks ago is going to fill us with pride.
“This shows that the craze for Indian culture and music is increasing all over the world. The biggest buyers of Indian musical Instruments are developed countries like the USA, Germany, France, Japan and UK,” said the Prime Minister, in the 95th episode of his monthly radio programme — Mann Ki Baat.
He further added that “It was a matter of fortune for all of us that our country had such a rich heritage of music, dance and art.” On October 26, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that India’s exports of musical instruments rose to more than 3.5 times in April-September 2022, compared to the same period in 2013.
Following this, the Prime Minister tweeted, “With Indian music gaining popularity worldwide, there is a great opportunity to further grow in this sector.” On the jump in exports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the growth is encouraging.
The Prime Minister said, “Our forms of music have not only enriched our culture but have also left an indelible mark on the music of the world. The fame of Indian music has spread to every corner of the world. Let me play to you one more audio clip.”
Modi said, “Today, every countryman is trying to do something different for the country in one field or the other, at every level. In today’s discussion itself, we saw that in an international event like G20, one of our weaver companions understood his responsibility and came forward to fulfil it.”
“Similarly, some are making efforts for the environment, others are working for water; many people are doing extraordinary work… from education, medicine and science technology to culture-traditions,” he added.
“This is because today every citizen of ours realises one’s duties. When such a sense of duty rises within the citizens of a nation, its golden future is automatically ensured, and, in the golden future of the country itself, also lies for all of us, a golden future, Modi concluded.
The company earlier shut down its food delivery and online learning platform called Academy in India.
Amid an exercise to wind up certain verticals as part of a global exercise to cut costs, Amazon on Monday announced it shut down its wholesale distribution business in India.
The e-commerce major is discontinuing Amazon Distribution, it’s wholesale e-commerce website available in some parts of Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli. The company earlier shut down its food delivery and online learning platform called Academy in India.
“We don’t take these decisions lightly. We are discontinuing this programme in a phased manner to take care of current customers and partners,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
Amazon launched its distribution service to empower local Kirana stores, pharmacies and department stores in the country.
Last week, Amazon said it is shutting down its food delivery business in India, a day after it announced it shut down its Edtech vertical in the country.
Amazon started its food delivery service in India in May 2020.
“As part of our annual operating planning review process, we have made the decision to discontinue Amazon Food,” said a company spokesperson.
The company has denied laying off people in India. Meanwhile, the Union Labour Ministry had summoned Amazon India to appear before the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner in Bengaluru on Wednesday in connection with the alleged forced terminations by the company.
“You (Amazon) are therefore requested to attend this office with all relevant records in the matter either personally or through an authorised representative on the aforesaid date and time without fail,” the Ministry’s notice.
The development comes after a complaint filed by the employee union Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) in which it has alleged Amazon of violating labour laws.
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