Textiles India fair to witness thousands of global buyers
Over 2,000 international buyers will visit the first ever three day Textiles India 2017 scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar from June 30, stated Ministry of Textiles Joint Secretary Subrata Gupta here on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Textiles India 2017 at Mahatma Mandir while the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the valedictory session.
Gupta said there will be thousands of international and domestic exhibitors and over 15,000 domestic visitors are expected to be present at the three day fair.
The fair will give an opportunity to contact and collaborate with global manufacturers, investor and buyers and to explore opportunities and strengths of textiles and apparel manufacturing in India for global investors, added Gupta. The exhibition will come up on a space covering 1,25,000 sq mt where rich heritage and modern diversified products in handlooms, handicrafts, jute silk and cotton will be showcased.
The West Bengal government will open its stall at the fair in a 120 sq mt area and will exhibit its products. Industrialists associated with jute and apparel will take part in the fair, he maintained.
There will be round tables where the Indian Army has expressed its willingness to join. Gupta said it is likely that the Army will explore the possibility of procuring protective gears at the fair.
He said there will be a cultural show where the growth of textile in India from vedic period to the present day will be shown.
There will be B2B, B2G and G2G meetings and Gupta said the textile Industry is fast growing in the country and government of India's main thrust is now on modernisation of weaving.