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Prime Minister to inaugurate Textiles India 2017
Jun '17
Textiles India 2017, the first of its kind value chain event of apparel and textile Industry, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The three day event is scheduled to be held until July 2. The fair aims to promote India as a one-stop sourcing destination for worldwide importers to source Indian textiles.

The ministry of textiles with the support of ministry of commerce and in association with various Export Promotion Councils including Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is organising Textiles India 2017. The fair is showcasing a wide array of products across the value chain ranging from clothing, garments and accessories to textile services including designing, processing, etc. Around 1,000 exhibitors are expected to showcase the stellar lineup of their products and services in the fair with more than 2,500 International buyers and 15,000 domestic buyers expected to attend the show.

"Textiles India 2017 is a landmark event which brings the Indian textile industry and handicraft sector under one umbrella for the first time. Based on the Prime minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Fibre to Fashion’ the event will showcase the best from India's apparel and textile sector. Indian apparel manufacturers and exporters will get a big platform to showcase their 'Made in India' range of merchandise and will get an excellent opportunity to network with global buyers and importers. AEPC is proud to be a part of Textiles India 2017. We have done an extensive promotion of Textiles India 2017  among our various stakeholders and we are quite confident that apparel manufacturers and exporters will register their presence in Textiles India 2017 in a big way," said Ashok G Rajani, chairman, AEPC.

Activities such as round table meetings, state sessions, country sessions, fashion shows etc are all part of Textile India 2017 which will help in promoting Indian textile industry in a big way. The fair will showcase the collaborative synergies of textile sector by roping in the weavers, designers, manufacturers, buyers, exporters and suppliers under one roof. The three-day event will see the participation of countries like US, China, UK, Australia, Germany, Bangladesh, South Korea, UAE, Vietnam etc.

The keynote address will be delivered by Union minister of finance, defence and corporate affairs Arun Jaitley, along with Union minister of textiles Smriti Irani, Union minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta, Union minister of state, commerce & industry (I/C) Nirmala Sitharaman, Union minister of state skill development & entrepreneurship (independent charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union minister of road transport & highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for urban development, housing & urban poverty alleviation, information & broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu, Union cabinet minister for chemicals, fertilizers & parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar, Union minister of agriculture & farmers welfare Radha Mohan Singh and Union minister of state for culture & tourism (independent charge) Dr Mahesh Sharma and vice chairman, NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya. (KD)

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