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Handicraft exports grow 60 pc during Apr-Sept: GovtNEW DELHI: India’s handicraft exports in the course of the first six months of the present fiscal stood at Rs 15,995.73 crore, the textiles ministry stated on Thursday. This represents a development of over 60.34 per cent over the identical interval final 12 months, it stated in a press release.

It added that the 52nd version of the IHGF-Delhi Honest – Autumn 2021 being held on the India Expo Centre & Mart, Higher Noida, was inaugurated on Thursday.

The truthful is being held from October 28-31.

Union Minister of Commerce and Business and Textiles Piyush Goyal, in his message, stated it’s heartening to see that at a time when the world’s largest vaccination programme is in full swing, the bodily exhibition is happening.

This can offering a chance for exhibitors and consumers to satisfy in particular person for transacting enterprise, he famous.

“He hoped that this occasion will pave means for larger and higher editions of the truthful within the close to future, and within the course of, promote larger exports of handicrafts from India,” the assertion added.

Talking on the event, Textiles Secretary U P Singh applauded the handicrafts section for contributing to an exemplary export development of 60 per cent in the course of the first six months of 2021-22 regardless of difficulties and challenges confronted by exporters throughout two years of the pandemic.

Greater than 1,500 exhibitors, pre-registered consumers from 90 nations, theme shows, regional crafts, seminars and craft demonstrations will outline the IHGF-Delhi Honest – Autumn 2021.

“The Handicrafts exports in the course of the Six months of present monetary 12 months from April to September, 2021-22 is Rs 15995.73 crore registering a development of over 60.34 per cent over the identical interval in final 12 months,” the ministry acknowledged.

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