Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Monday suggested that an exhibition similar to the India International Trade Fair (IITF) can be organised in May or June to showcase swadeshi capabilities and its emerging strength.
Inaugurating the 41st edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the minister said that steps should be considered to make financial transactions through digital platforms, considering that India’s fintech sector is one of the strongest in the world.
This year, India’s largest annual fair will see the participation of nearly 2,500 exhibitors from India and abroad. The expected footfall during the two-week-long trade fair is expected to be more than 1 million, according to government estimates.
This year, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra are partner states, and Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are the focus states and exhibitors from 29 states and Union Territories will participate in IITF.