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Govt encouraging foreign manufacturers to build textile machinery within India, says Textile Secretary at “Gartex Texprocess India”

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New Delhi (05/08/2022): Making a grand opening in its northern base, Gartex Texprocess India New Delhi 2022 was inaugurated by eminent dignitaries including Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary – Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India. As a high-value business platform, the trade fair hosts 200 plus exhibitors with over 1,000 products and machinery from varied sectors.

Opening doors to innovative product showcases and opportunity to engage with more than 200 companies from garment and textile machinery, fabrics, accessories, and allied industries, the seventh edition of Gartex Texprocess India is up and running at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

 

The three-day exhibition was inaugurated by chief dignitaries from the ministry and trade bodies, including Upendra Prasad Singh (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Hasmukh Patel, Member of Parliament & Textile Consultative Committee, Sharad Jaipuria, President, Denim Manufacturers Association & CMD, Ginni International Ltd, Babulal Sonigra, Ex-Chairman, Fabexa Committee, Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan, Winston Pereira, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Trade and many more.

Addressing the industry post-inauguration, Upendra Prasad Singh (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, stated: “The Indian government is working towards upscaling size and scale of textile industry through policies such as the mega textile park which is aimed at solving the problem of fragmented value chain as well as size and scale. Sustainability and circularity in the textile ecosystem also needs to be developed. We are also focusing on incentivising textile machine manufacturing to encourage foreign manufacturers to build textile machinery within India.”

 

Also part of the inauguration panel, Hasmukh Patel, Member of Parliament & Textile Consultative Committee acknowledged Gartex Texprocess India as a crucial contributor to the growth vision of the Indian textile and garment industry: “The Indian Textile and Garment Industry aspires to augment its exports within the next ten years and a platform like Gartex Texprocess India will play the role of an enabler in this ambitious journey. I am optimistic this exhibition will continue to accentuate the best manufacturing techniques in the industry and empower our local manufacturers to meet international benchmarks of quality and quantity that are required for exports.”

“I also laud the organisers for their tie up with FABEXA, the nodal arm of Maskati Cloth Mahajan which has allowed numerous fabric manufacturers from the Gujarat region to showcase their expertise in the collocated Fabrics & Trims Show,” Hasmukh Patel added.

A legendary veteran of the Indian fashion industry – Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), who was also part of the inauguration panel, stated: “The need of the hour is innovation. The collaboration between textile, garment and screen printing verticals will make Gartex Texprocess India even more successful and help companies showcase their new developments and capabilities before customers.”

Following a successful commencement of Gartex Texprocess India New Delhi 2022, the organisers – MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd and Messe Frankfurt India shared a joint statement: “Gartex Texprocess India has experienced 42% growth in exhibitor participation in this edition. We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Ministry of Textiles for their strong support as well as our partners and supporting associations for their continued co-operation.”

Supported by the Ministry of Textiles as well as chief industry associations and trade bodies like The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), Maskati Cloth Mahajan, Retailers Association of India (RAI) and the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Gartex Texprocess India New Delhi lends itself to be a highly productive and opportune platform to source the best manufacturing machineries and engage with top industry players throughout its two remaining days.

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