Trivandrum: The Central Government would support the revival of the textile industry in Kerala which is in a pitiable condition now. At the same time, the State Government should take the advantage of the several schemes announced by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for the benefit of this sector.
Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta said this during a press conference held in Thiruvananthapuram to announce the forthcoming ‘Textiles India 2017 ‘fair at Gujarat, from 30th June to 2nd July 2017.
Textiles-India 2017 is an initiative by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to give a boost to the Indian Textile sector, to help the weavers, artisans and all the creative curators under one roof.
“Textile India 2017 is being organised at a time when the world is beginning to emerge from the second-round impact of the global economic crisis the underlying growth impetus remains strong due to the continued rise in per capita incomes, expanding middle-class consumers and a young and energetic workforce. I believe that stronger efforts from all stakeholders collectively can build on this trend to secure a faster growth as the global economy revives”, said the Minister.
The mega exhibition covering an area of about 125,000 square metres spread across 13 Halls would have over 1,300+ exhibitors will showcase their products and services, 2,500+ International Buyers from 60+ Countries, 40+ Key buyers from the USA, UK, Germany & France and 15,000+ Domestic Buyers attending the show.
This maiden initiative is a collaborative effort of 24 Export Promotion Councils under the Ministry of Textiles and with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as Industry Partner.
The Event will have Conferences, B2B-B2G-G2G Meetings, Theme Pavilion, Fashion Show, Exhibition, Roundtables, State Sessions, Country Sessions, Investors Meet, ASEAN-India Seminar, Signing of MoUs and lot more.
“The three-day event would act as a catalyst for the textile sector to move into making India the global sourcing destination, for an exhibitor the show benefit by means of meeting with direct buyers and collaborate with export houses. For a weaver the show would be an educative platform to learn what type the design they should adapt to match with global standards”, said Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, GoI.
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