33rd India Carpet Expo inaugurated in New Delhi
The 33rd Edition of India Carpet Expo, one of the largest Handmade Carpet Fairs in Asia with a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof, has inaugurated by the Minister of Textile, Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Monday.
With the participation of over 305 exhibitors, it has become a popular destination worldwide on Handmade Carpets, the minister informed this to media.
A record number of 410 overseas carpet buyers from around 60 countries mainly Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, U.K., USA etc. shall be visiting the Expo to generate business for this rural based cottage sector.
It is the endeavor of the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) to provide exclusive business environment to the both carpet importers as well as manufacturer-exporters, which ultimately will benefit about 2 million weavers and artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based MSME cottage industry.
The Expo is organized under the aegis of Govt. of India with an aim to promote the Cultural Heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made Carpets and other floor coverings amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers.