India International Trade Fair 2022
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ITPO Fair Division General Manager BK Dubey said that this time the trade fair was organized in an area of 73,000 square meters, next year its scope will increase to 1,20,000 square meters. By then, a grand convention centre, multifunctional hall, another amphi theatre, hall number one and six will also be ready at Pragati Maidan.
12 lakh people visited the trade fair in 14 days
This time 12 lakh people visited the trade fair within fourteen days. Delhi’s biggest event without restrictions after the Corona pandemic was a complete success. All the states of the country participated in the trade fair organized on the theme of Vocal for Local and Local to Global. For the first time the Union Territory of Ladakh also participated in it. Apart from this, 14 foreign collaborators also participated in it. In these days, people enjoyed the fair fiercely, bought goods from India and abroad, enjoyed food and music.
Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra were the partner states in the fair, while Kerala and Uttar Pradesh were included as focus states. All these states have been given gold medals. On the other hand, Kerala state’s pavilion topped in terms of its beauty and business. Kerala has also got Gold in the State category. Bihar has been awarded Silver, Madhya Pradesh Bronze and Odisha State’s pavilion has been awarded for special presence.
Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and Chief Managing Director, ITPO, honored the heads of the pavilions who achieved special positions by giving them awards. ITPO Executive Director Vibhu Nair, OSD Col Pushpam Kumar and General Manager BK Dubey were present. Here, in the category of PSUs, the Income Tax Department’s pavilion got Gold, Coir Board got Silver, Ministry of Railways got Bronze and Ministry of AYUSH got the award for special presence. In the foreign category, Afghanistan got Gold, Thailand got Silver, Turkey got Bronze and Bahrain got Special Appearance Award. Saras
Broke all old records in terms of business
Saras Aajeevika Mela has broken all its old records in terms of business in the trade fair and has done a business of more than six crores. In the fair, 300 women from all the states of the country put up more than 150 stalls of their made goods. In these handicrafts, handloom and natural food items have been sold.
Kerala pavilion and luggage both became a hit
Apart from Uttar Pradesh, this time the focus was on the state. The Kerala pavilion was based on the theme of the fair, Vocal for Local. Its gate was given the shape of Uruj ship, apart from this, artists were also giving demos of Aranmula mirror, Uruj ship and leather puppet making in the pavilion. Apart from this, GI tagged spices, coconut oil, fruit juices, coir items were very much liked by the people.