The first exclusive textile roadshow to promote Bharat Tex 2024 – a global textile expo covering India’s entire textile value chain that is set to take place in New Delhi in Feb., 2024 was held in Coimbatore recently. The expo is organised by a consortium of 11 textile export promotion councils and supported by the Union Ministry of Textiles. V.T. Karunanithi, Member, Committee of Administration, Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) welcomed the gathering. He expressed his gratitude to the Central Government for giving the opportunity to Tamil Nadu to conduct the first road show to promote Bharat Tex 2024.
He also extended a warm welcome to the Textile Sector players of Tamil Nadu to take part in Bharat Tex 2024. S.K. Sundararaman, Chairman, Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) expressed that the textile industry is in tough times and the way to come out of it is to reinvent them and do something new, big and bold. “I think Bharat Tex 2024 is our opportunity to tell the story about the strength and resilience of the Indian Textile Industry,” he said. “I can assure that we (SIMA) would give our 100% in making sure that we get as much success as possible in Bharat Tex. SIMA is completely committed to that,” he added. Rajeev Saxena, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles shared that Bharat Tex 2024 will be held in New Delhi from Feb 26 to 29, 2024 at Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi.
He shared that it is spread across 2,00,000 sq. mtrs gross area, and it will have 3,500+ exhibitors showcasing fibre, yarn, fabric, home textiles, technical textiles, handloom & powerloom products, handicrafts, technical textiles and much more. He wanted them to weave their network and showcase their strength to the world. Anil Kumar, Director, Ministry of Textiles shared about various supports whether it is infrastructure or schemes, the Indian government has given to various states in the country that concentrate on Textiles. Talking about the PM Mitra Park in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, he said “we are confident that in 2024 we will start alloting land to the interested parties.” He underlined that since the state government is giving land at a nominal price, the Union Ministry expects the rentals of the plot in the park not to be high. He said all clearances can be received easily by companies that wish to set up units in the park. He also added that the site is very close to the Tuticorin Port and an existing Industrial cluster.
Dharmendra Pratap Yadav, Principal Secretary, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles and Khadi, Tamil Nadu Government appreciated the initiative taken up by the consortium of textile export promotion councils. “On behalf of the Tamil Nadu Government we will definitely look at how to provide all the support to this event.
We will see if we can become a partner state or a focus state,” he said. R. Gandhi, Minister of Textiles, Tamil Nadu said that getting 3,000+ overseas buyers under one roof is a rare and tremendous opportunity for the textile manufacturers in Tamil Nadu. He assured that he will speak to the Chief Minister regarding this mega textile expo of international standards. “Tamil Nadu will participate in this expo,” he said.