The 42nd India International Trade Fair, which honors the rich legacy of Indian handloom and art, opens today and features over 3,500 vendors.
Are you uncertain of how much you need so you don’t run out of money while you go shopping? When it comes to the India International Trade Fair, nevertheless, there’s never enough! This cherished and undoubtedly the most well-attended yearly affair in Delhi is coming back this year on a much smaller scale than it did last, and people are asked to forgo cash.
According to Krishan Kumar, deputy general manager of the India Trade Promotion Organization, “We are encouraging every person to go without money to help connect the fair with the digitization initiative.” He additionally observes that because cashless transactions are easier and more effortless to complete, the choice was made to take this initiative in line with the program. The online reservation procedures have been carried out, with the physical distribution of tickets at fifty-five metro stops all through the National Capital Region.
Not only that, but the expo will be seen in one of its most lavish avatars! According to Kumar, “The fair is set up in 1,10,000 square meters of space, and there will be 3,500 vendors—400 of whom are exclusive suppliers—instead of the previous 260 vendors till last year.” He also notes that all 14 halls will be used simultaneously for the fair, a first since Pragati Maidan’s current improvements.
Everything that embodies the cultural diversity of India’s 29 states and union territories is on display at the trade show, including the delectable litti chokha from Bihar and the Pashmina scarf from Kashmir, the coir-based arts and crafts of Kerala, and the bhangra music dancers of Punjab. This year, the primary concerned states are Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. Watch It Live:
The 42nd International Trade Fair of India
Location: Pragati Maidan, Halls 1 through 14 (entry via Gates No. 3 and 4).
Time: Business Days, November 14–18
Adult tickets are ₹500, while children under 12 pay ₹150.
Dates: November 19–27, open to the public
Adult tickets cost ₹80 on weekdays and ₹150 on weekends.
Children pay ₹40 on weekdays and ₹60 on weekends.
[Available at 55 stations on the metro, such as She House, Noida Electronic City, Rajiv Chowk, and Millennium City Centre Gurugram.]
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Supreme Court (Blue Line) is the closest metro station.
Yet, visitors ought to take note of the foreign booths. In contrast to 16 countries last year, a total of 20 nations will be taking part this year and are going to represent their nation at Hall 4. The topic of this year’s fair, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Affiliated by Trade,” is in respect of India’s G20 presidency and will focus on the nation’s latest potential for export in an array of fields, says Kumar.