Uttar Pradesh, India's fifth largest and the most populated state has always been in the forefront in the area of industrial development. The state has the status of 3rd largest economy of the country and has achieved remarkable growth in exports during last few years. As of 2015-16 export data Uttar Pradesh stood 5th in the Country in exports.
In view of above, it was being felt that a separate export promotion council be formed to focus on major products/services of exports from the State in order to specifically cater to the needs of diversified products categories found in the State.
Various Industries' as well as Exporters' Associations of the State had also been calling through different forums for formation of an exclusive export promotion council for the State since long to leverage the untapped export potential in these categories and to provide a better environment for the exports.