India International Trade Fair 2018 Opens in Delhi

India International Trade Fair 2018. Photo: ITPO
India International Trade Fair 2018. Photo: ITPO

The 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2018 was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, C.R. Chaudhary, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today. The event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) will continue from 14th to 27th November 2018.

This edition of IITF assumes special significance as it marks the beginning of the150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. All States, government organizations, and other stake holders are making all efforts to realize the vision of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, of ‘Sab ka Saath, Sab kaVikas’.

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The theme pavilion of the fair has been setup by the Ministry of Rural Development. The fair also showcases various initiatives of the Government of India like Make in India, Startup India, Digital India, Skill India, and Swachh Bharat.

The partner country is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the focus country is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The focus state is Jharkhand.

Around 800 participants from States, government departments, domestic and international companies are taking part with participation of rural artisans, craftsmen and entrepreneurs.

The fair has registered foreign participation from Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, Vietnam, and UAE.

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