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BHARAT-TEX 2024 from 26th to 29th February 2024 at Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, New Delhi

New Delhi, February 28, 2024 : The 1st edition of Bharat-Tex 2024 being held at Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, New Delhi from 26th to 29th February 2024 runs its four days course at Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, New Delhi. Inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s 5F Vision, the event has a unified Farm to Fashion focus, covering the entire textiles value chain. 

Mr. Dileep Baid, Chairman, EPCH, apprised the Hon’ble Minister of the need to scale up production and speed up deliveries, in the present competitive scenario that also sees market uncertainty, globally. He shared that support for scale and speed was essential to achieve EPCH’s goal of tripling exports – ‘Teen Guna Tees Tak’. 

The EPCH Chairman added, “The visiting overseas buyers as well as domestic visitors from India have liked the products on display and have positively engaged with exhibitors. The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts has over 265 exhibitors and over 270 participants from the carpets and handloom sectors participating through the Carpet Export Promotion Council and Handloom Export Promotion Council at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka. Live demonstrations of crafts like hand tufted carpet and rug weaving from hubs in Uttar Pradesh; Patola sari from Gujarat; leather craft from Jodhpur; wood carving from Sahranpur; moonj craft from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh; Panja dhurrie and block printing from Rajasthan, by Master crafts persons have gained attention.”

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Secretary General, Bharat Tex 2024, Chief Mentor-EPCH and Chairman-IEML said, “We are pleased, the Hon’ble Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal has assured that the issue of 45 days limit for paying taxes towards payment of goods supplied to foreign buyers by MSMEs, taken up by us with the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Finance, is being looked into.” Speaking about the exhibition he added, “This one of a kind display of traditional craftsmanship alongside cutting-edge technology of India’s textile story is well supported by deliberations and discussions for the way ahead. The show also feature various state pavilions, product display from NIFT, exquisite artisan products with the support O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) & O/o Development Commissioner (Handlooms), KVIC, SFAC – Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium etc.

Among the other dignitaries at the show was visited by Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade who met with handicraft exhibitors to discuss their issues and challenges faced at the time of exports. Issues such as Trade Barrier, e-commerce exports, cross borders logistics were discussed in detail. Shri Sarangi heard patiently and suggested ways to tackle these challenges. 

Buyer Laurentiu Telechi from SC Sundar Home SRL, Romainia called the fair really nice for its variety in home textiles, carpets and rugs. A group from Kuwait including Mostafa Alharajli, Haytham Rasmi and Rasmi Bakri Khalil were looking for inspiration as well as textiles for women’s fashion wear. Buyer Ömer Durmuş from Intesa Global, a Turkish company shared, “we are in the business of handmade carpets since twenty years. The exhibition is great and very well put together. I am very impressed by the collection of handmade carpets at the fair.”

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