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Piyush Goyal to inaugurate 40th edition of IITF on ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday. The 40th edition of IITF, a magnum of the India Trade Promotion Organization represents India in totality as an ideal destination for numerous business and investment opportunities. This year, the fair assumes a special significance as it coincides with celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav- 75 years of India’s Independence.

The fair is being organized including at the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan. Being an integral component of the ongoing iconic International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre project, the Complex comprises four New Modern Exhibition Halls which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 13th of last month.

The Fair focuses on the theme Aatmanirbhar Bharat, which aims to promote investment and self-reliance in diverse sectors to meet domestic demand and be a part of the global supply chain ecosystem.

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The Fair highlights the outstanding performance of Indian entrepreneurs who have shown exemplary commitment to excel despite all odds due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Commerce Ministry said IITF offers an ideal platform to showcase Indian products under the Vocal for Local campaign and infuse renewed confidence and vigour in the Indian economy.

With nearly three thousand exhibitors from India and abroad, IITF 2021 is being held in a total area of 70 thousand square meters which is almost three times that in the previous edition in 2019.  Bihar is the Partner State, while Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are the Focus States. Overseas participation is from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE, Tunisia, and Turkey.

Participation of SARAS, JUTE Manufactures Development Council, Small and Medium Enterprises, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Coir Board, Small Scale Industries, Khadi and Village Industries, Cottage Industries, etc., will display the achievements of traditional sectors in order to reinforce their local strength and global appeal.

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