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Goyal calls for IITF-like fairs for showcasing swadeshi capabilities

This year, India's largest annual fair will see the participation of nearly 2,500 exhibitors from India and abroad

Piyush Goyal | Commerce ministry | Trade Fair

Shreya Nandi  |  New Delhi 

MAY 31, 2022** New Delhi: Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal addresses the ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ in Shimla through a video conference, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)(
Goyal also suggested that the Trade Fair could be held twice in a year with the second one focussing on the theme of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'

Commerce and industry minister on Monday suggested that an exhibition similar to the India International (IITF) can be organised in May or June to showcase swadeshi capabilities and its emerging strength.

Inaugurating the 41st edition of India International (IITF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the minister said that steps should be considered to make financial transactions through digital platforms, considering that India's fintech sector is one of the strongest in the world.

This year, India’s largest annual fair will see the participation of nearly 2,500 exhibitors from India and abroad. The expected footfall during the two-week-long is expected to be more than 1 million, according to government estimates.

This year, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra are partner states, and Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are the focus states and exhibitors from 29 states and Union Territories will participate in IITF.

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First Published: Mon, November 14 2022. 22:59 IST