Textiles-India 2017 Fair at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from June 30 to July 2, 2017 is scheduled to be organised by Ministry of Textiles. This event – a first ever major international exhibition will be a prestigious event and Hon’ble Prime Minister is likely to inaugurate the event. This mega exhibition will showcase India’s strength in the entire gamut of textile and apparel value chain from fibre to fashion. During this event international conferences and round table seminar will also be held with participation from global and national leaders of industry, technical experts and senior policy makers from the Union and State Governments.

With an exhibition area of about 125,000 sq mtr, over 1,000+ exhibitors will showcase their products and services, 2,500+ International Buyers, 15,000+ Domestic Buyers will be attending the show. There will be thematic display of textile and apparel, handicrafts products, dedicated pavilion for startups, skills, R&D sustainability, best display and design etc. all under one roof. The show will cover entire segment of textile industry consisting display of products from exporters and stakeholders, round table conferences, fashion show, theme pavilions of partner States Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand with special focus State Karnataka.

Ministry of Textiles organised a Road Show on “Textiles India 2017” on 1st June at Hotel Deep Palace, Lucknow. Anant Kumar Singh, IAS, Secretary Textiles, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest in Road Show and addressed the stakeholders. Sagar Mehta, Vice Chairman, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts and Rajesh Kumar Sahu, Additional Development Commissioner (Handloom), R Anand, Executive Director – HEPC were also present. The queries of the participants were well addressed by the Secretary Textiles, Govt. of India.

Exports of Handicrafts during 2016-17 have shown an impressive growth of 13.79 per cent as compared to 2015-16. Handicrafts exports in 2016 -17 was Rs. 24,530.00 cr in comparison to Rs. 21,557.00 cr during 2015-16. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts informed that the Road Show was attended by representatives of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, Handloom EPC, leading exporters and other stakeholders.