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Textile India 2017 to be world’s first B2B event, push PM Modi’s export vision

The event will demonstrate Modi’s dream of building a global supply chain.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2017 11:04 IST
Raj Kumar Ray
India’s textile sector is a major contributor to the overall industrial production, exports and employment.
India’s textile sector is a major contributor to the overall industrial production, exports and employment.(Mint photo)

India will soon showcase to global consumers its prowess in the textile sector while pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “farm to foreign” policy.

The Textiles India 2017 will be the first ever global business-to-business (B2B) event in the country that will bring domestic producers closer to global buyers.

The e-commerce sector has been growing exponentially in the recent years as aspiring Indians are buying salt to software online.

The textile sector is also rising on the new digital wave with Amazon, Flipkart, AV Birla group, Tatas and ebay vying with each other to grab a higher share of online fashion.

Speaking at a curtain raiser function, Union textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani said the spectrum of Indian textiles was extremely diverse and its history world-renowned.

Textiles India 2017 holds the promise of becoming a landmark annual trade event for the Indian textiles and apparel industry at the global level.

India’s textile sector is a major contributor to the overall industrial production, exports and employment.

The event will also demonstrate Modi’s dream of building a global supply chain as he had said “from farm to fibre, fibre to factory, factory to fashion and fashion to foreign.”

Textile India will display more than a thousand stalls and will witness the presence of over 2,500 international buyers, agents, designers, retail chains from across the world, and 15,000 domestic buyers.