Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar has inaugurated the 53rd India International Garment Fair.
Expressing happiness, Gangwar states, “This fair will provide the much-needed opportunity to source garment from India. This sector, which yields rich dividend in terms of forex earnings by exports and highest employment potential, has received attention at the highest level.”
Secretary Textiles Zohra Chatterji in her address says, “Due to the initiatives taken by the Textiles Minister the budget saw an increase in the duty free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and other specified items from three percent to five percent of the value of their exports for apparel sector.”
Buyers from across the globe including Brazil, UK, USA, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Japan, UAE, Australia, etc. are visiting the fair.
The event also has exhibitors from across the length and breadth of India, including Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bangalore, Orissa and Punjab.