Buyers from more than 100 countries are likely to source products for home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles in the five-day IHGF-Delhi fair beginning here tomorrow. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani is likely to inaugurate the India Handicraft and Gifts Fair. Products on display will include houseware, gift items, decoratives, furniture, garden and outdoor articles, bathroom accessories, home furnishing, carpets, floor accessories, lamps and lighting, fashion jewellery and accessories, etc. Buyers including wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, brand owners, buying houses and designers are likely to source from the fair. "The overseas buyers from over 100 countries including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, USA, UAE and Zimbabwe will be visiting the show," the fair's organiser Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts said. Handicrafts exports during 2016-17 stood at Rs 24,392.39 crore with an overall 13.15 per cent increase in comparison to the last year.
However, the exports of handicrafts during six months of the current financial year (April-September) are to the tune Rs 12,520.32 crore.
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