Irani inaugurates 41st India Carpet Expo

Irani inaugurates 41st India Carpet Expo

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles & Women and Child Development, government of India inaugurated the 41st India Carpet Expo, which will be held from 27 to 31, January, 2021 virtually. She requested all the international buyers, media professionals to visit and explore the carpet collection of India.

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union
Minister of Textiles & Women and Child Development, government of India inaugurated
the 41st India Carpet Expo, which will be held from 27 to 31, January, 2021
virtually. She requested all the international buyers, media professionals to
visit and explore the carpet collection of India. The Virtual Expo will provide
a platform to 200+ Indian exporters and approximately 300 buyers of 60+
countries.

After the excitement
of 72nd Republic Day, India is all set to delve into the virtual festivities of
the 41st India Carpet Expo 2021 virtual edition of the long running tradition
of exhibiting the rich cultural essence of the handmade Indian Carpets and Rugs
for an international audience. This event is managed and organised by the
Carpet Export Promotion Council.

The India Carpet Expo
is an initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and demand of handmade
carpets and floor coverings across the globe in the post pandemic era. It is
Asia’s largest carpet expo that offers a unique platform for the buyers and
sellers to synergise in order to grow and strengthen the global carpet
industry.

Senior government officials
from Government of India, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of Commerce, Carpet
Export Promotion Council and IBEF (India Brand Equity Foundation) inaugurated
the mega virtual 41st edition of Indian Carpet Expo from New Delhi, India.

Shantmanu , Development
Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles 
was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session. Shantmanu shared the
vision of Indian Carpet industry. He further addressed that Indian Carpet Expo
is a mega platform where close to 200 prominent Member-Exporters from major
carpet belt of Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat, Jammu &
Kashmir are showing their unique collection of Indian handmade Carpets. This
expo being Asia’s largest expo, has received overwhelming response from around
300 overseas buyers spread across 64 Countries.

Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman of CEPC, said, “We are committed to make
endeavours in promoting Indian manufacturers at various levels and have high
expectations from the Virtual- Expo this year. This year we will be taking
Indian exports of handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. India
carpet expo is an ideal platform for international carpet buyers, buying
houses, buying agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters
to meet and establish long term business relationships. we are also planning to
institute design awards during the India Carpet Expo.”

Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, said, “We have prepared a dedicated
Quick-Reaction Team assuring to provide 24X7 assistance to all our valuable. He
further stressed the numerous queries received by CEPC from overseas buyers for
the Indian Rugs Collection. India’s unique capability in adapting to any type
of design, colour, quality & size as per the provisions of the carpet
buyers has made it a household name in the International market. Industry uses
diverse raw materials from various ports of India i.e., wool, silk, manmade fibre,
jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. The industry is having
immense potential for growth both in production and Exports. Industry is
environment friendly and does not use scarce & perishable energy resources.
The makes the Expo an extremely popular destination worldwide on handmade carpets.

Parul Singh, Associate Director, IBEF, said, “Indian Carpets are the finest
produce of India, they represent the heritage and glory of India. Today, India
is the world’s largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets in terms of
value and volume. Around 75-85 per cent of carpets manufactured in India are
exported. Indian carpets are known worldwide for their excellent design,
fascinating colours and quality. The India Carpet Expo is a single stop
platform to view the diverse range of collection of Indian carpets across
categories hand knotted, hand tufted etc. “

Singh further added
that, “there is a special range of Indian Carpet with a unique mark of
Geographical Indications of India, besides this Indian carpet Industry is
moving towards adapting sustainable practises in production of carpets. The
sustainable practises include usage of environment friendly raw materials and
also supportive labour practises. CEPC with the support of Industry has also
opened up schools and have adopted various measures to support children and
workers of this industry. IBEF, India Brand Equity Foundation, a division of
the Ministry of Commerce, is a pioneer arm of government of India to promote
Made in India products and services.”

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