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Union Textiles Minister inaugurates India Carpet Expo

India Carpet ExpoThe India Carpet Expo, an exclusive trade fair for handmade carpets and other floor-coverings, organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council, in the NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi was declared open today. The four-day fair was inaugurated today by Union Textiles Minister, Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

270 small, medium and large manufacturers and exporters of handmade carpets from different craft pockets of India are showcasing their products in this Expo.

The Textiles Minister expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the No. 1 position held by the Indian Handmade Carpet Industry in the international market; he recalled that the Indian handmade carpet industry is growing at 17% per annum, despite a weak global market. He appreciated the efforts of Indian manufacturers and artisans and assured that Government of India will continue to support the carpet industry and its export efforts in every possible way.

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