Last updated: February 03, 2023, 4:03 PM IST
India is not engaged with Taiwan for any assistance related to the rollout of 5G services, Parliament was told on Friday.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Commerce and Industry Minister Anupriya Patel said Taiwanese companies are participating in several programs launched by the government to boost India’s electronics manufacturing and semiconductor ecosystem.
The government facilitates and promotes interactions in trade, investment, tourism, culture, education and other such people-to-people exchanges with Taiwan, she said.
“India is not engaged with Taiwan for any assistance in terms of 5G service rollout,” she added.
In response to another question, the minister said sugar exports in April-November reached this fiscal amount of $3.21 billion.
When asked about agricultural exports, Patel said the main reason for India’s relatively low share of global agricultural exports is its huge domestic consumption base due to its large population.
“However, India’s share of world exports has steadily increased over the past 21 years, rising from 1.1 percent in 2000 to 2.4 percent in 2021,” she said.
According to the data in her reply, India’s wheat exports in the first eight months of this fiscal year amounted to $1.5 billion.
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