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I  n focus

           Road Shows &

           interactions across regions

           and craft concentration hubs

           Ministry of Textiles takes concept of  ‘Textiles India’

           to handicrafts fraternity across India

               With an objective to organise Textiles India
           with strong representation from the entire
           textiles industry, spanning from handicrafts to
           textiles and apparel, the Ministry of Textiles is
           taking the new show concept to major craft
           concentration hubs across the nation.
               Textiles India’s inaugural edition is
           scheduled from 30th June to 2nd July 2017 at
           Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This
           mega exhibition is to showcase India’s strength  31st May, 2017; Imphal, Manipur
           in the entire textile and apparel value chain,  This road show, organised at
           right from fibre to fashion. International  Hotel Classic Grande, Imphal, Manipur,
           conferences and round table seminars will be  was attended by more than 100
           held as part of this event with participation from  participants representing the
           global and national leaders from the industry,  handicrafts and handloom sector.
           technical experts and senior policy makers from  Mr. Ajay Tamta, Hon’ble Minister of
           the Union and State Governments.           State for Textiles, Ministry of Textiles,
               With an exhibition area of about 125,000  Govt. of India, addressed the
           square metres, the show would bring together  stakeholders and answered their
           1000+ exhibitors, 2500+ international and  queries regarding Textiles India. This
           15000+ domestic buyers. There will be      occasion was also graced by
           thematic display of textiles and apparel,  Mr. O Nabakishore, Chief Secretary,
           handicrafts products, a dedicated pavilion for  Govt. of Manipur; Mr. L Lakher,
           Start-ups, Skills, R&D, Sustainability, etc., all under  Principal Secretary (Textiles, Commerce
           one roof. The show would feature theme     & Industries), Govt. of Manipur; Mr. O P
           pavilions of partner states - Assam, Andhra  Prahladka, Chairman, EPCH; and Mr. R Anand, Executive Director, Handloom
           Pradesh and Jharkhand with special focus state-  Export Promotion Council (HEPC). An exhibition of handicrafts and handloom
           Karnataka.                                 products was also organised with display by over 50 participants.

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