315 Overseas Buyers Registered in three days of 38th India Carpet Expo
The 38th Edition of India Carpet Expo, Organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council at in the premises of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, has received overwhelming response from around 315 Overseas Buyers and 248 Buying Representatives from across the world in the three days of the Expo.
Shri Ravindra Jaiswal, Hon’ble Minister of Stamp, Court Fees & Registration, Govt. of U.P., Shri G.K. Pillai, Chairman, DBK Committee, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, Shri S.K. Panda, Former Secretary (Textiles), Govt. of India, Shri Rajendra Prasad, District Magistrate, Bhadohi marked their presence on the third day of the Expo. They met the participating exhibitors and overseas buyers and appreciated the new developments created by the Indian Carpet Manufacturers.
Shri Ravindra Jaiswal in his press briefing mentioned that India Carpet Expo gave new identity to the Varanasi City and assured full support from the Central and State Government for the Handmade Carpet Industry at all level. In a reply to Media Shri Jaiswal mentioned that there is no recession in India and visit of more than 300 buyers in the fair is a proof of the same. Shri Jaiswal is hopeful that the fair will generate huge business of and will be helpful in generating more employment avenues for the weaker section of the society.
They also appreciated the efforts made by Carpet Export Promotion Council in providing such a great infrastructure to the manufacturers from Varanasi-Bhadohi-Mirzapur belt for promoting Indian Carpets and helping the artisans and weavers of this area.
Today’s main attractions were the saree silk carpets made with waste sarees and Carpets made with the waste fibers of Pineapple, Remie, Jute, Sisal, Raffiya, Water Reed, Water Hyacinth Cotton, Palm, Sea Grass, Banana, Abaca, Okra, Hemp, Bamboo, Corn Leaves which were totally eco-friendly made with natural fibers.
Some of the leading and reputed buyers from US, U.K., Brazil South Africa, & other European Countries who visited the fair very much impressed with the display of various Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings and arrangements made by the organizers.
Chairman, CEPC Shri Siddh Nath Singh mentioned that Council is putting efforts to promote new innovations for the product development in the Handmade Carpet Sector and encouraging the young and women entrepreneurs in big way.
Shri Sajya Kumar, Executive Director emphasized that Council is planning to launch a world wide drive to popularize Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings with a slogan “Think Handmade Carpet – Think India”.
Organizers are extremely happy with the results till today and hope that tomorrow which is the last day of the Expo more and more buyer will come and make this Expo a very successful one.