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Textiles India 2017 to boost export: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Over 1,300 exhibitors will showcase their products and services at the three-day 'Textiles 2017 fair' at Gandhinagar in from June 30 to July 2.

More than 2,500 international buyers from 60 countries are expected to attend the event.

Addressing a press conference as part of the mega event's road show here, Minister of State for textiles Tamta said that the objective was to bring the various textile value chain and handicrafts sector into one umbrella for its collective growth.

"We expect that the export of both textiles and handicraft products will go up after the event', Tamta said.

Another major focus was to establish as a major global sourcing for textiles and investment destination, he said.

Lot of business can be created through the B2B-B2G-G2g meetings, MOU's can be singed for export orders', he said.

"This maiden initiative to be inaugurated by Prime Minister is a collaborative effort of 24 Export Promotion Councils under the Ministry of Textiles and with Confederation of Indian Industry as Industry partner,"he said.

More than 2,500 international buyers from 60 countries, including 40 from key buyers from USA, UK, Germany and France and 15,000 plus domestic buyers will be attending the show.

With an exhibition area of about 1,25,000 square meters spread across 13 Halls, over 1300 plus exhibitors will showcase their products and services.

Participating states are as host state, Assam and Andhra Pradesh as partner States, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Telangana as Focus States for Textiles 2017.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 18:13 IST