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Domotex International Trade Fair, Hannover (Germany) from 10-13 January, 2020

India Pavilion in Domotex International Trade Fair, Hannover (Germany) which was inaugurated on 10th January, 2020 by Shri Vijoy Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in the presence of Shri Madan Lal Raigar, Consulate General of India, Hamburg (Germany), Shri Sibin C, Director Industries, Government of Punjab, Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Shri Bodh Raj Malhotra, Shri Feroze Waziri, Shri Shree Ram Maurya, Members of Committee of Administration, CEPC, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, Dr. Rajnikant, Padmashree Awardee, Expert on GI, Sh. Krishan Kumar, CEO, HCSSC, President and Vice President of Deutsche Messe, Officials of HCSSC, HEPC, EPCH, National Jute Board, Participants and buyers, concluded today.

Council organized the participation of its 116 Member-Exporters in the world’s largest Exhibition of Floor coverings the Domotex International Trade Fair at Hannover.

Council also arranged the live demonstration of the different processes Carpet weaving in the theme pavilion of carpets i.e. the Charka for spinning of Yarn, Charkha for reeling of yarn, 3 looms for showing different type of carpet weaving from Bhadohi, Jaipur, Srinagar on knotted and tufted loom. The main attraction of the theme pavilion is the weaving of portrait of  Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on tufted loom frame.

Theme Pavilion with Live demonstration of Various Process of carpet Weaving: Council set up the theme pavilion not only to create the awareness about the different processes of carpet weaving but also to show the strength of Indian Handmade Carpet Industry to cater to the demand of the end consumer according to their taste, need and requirement.  India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality & size as per the specifications of the carpet buyers. Indian Handmade Carpet Industry uses diverse Raw-materials from various parts of India i.e. wool, silk, manmade fibre, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. Industry is having immense potential for growth both in production and Exports. Industry is environment friendly and does not use scarce & perishable energy resources.

Buyers and visitors visited the fair appreciated the different style of carpet weaving displayed in the theme pavilion of the Council.

Geographical Indication (GI) Pavillion : For the first time Council also set up a GI (Geographical Indication) Pavilion to create awareness about the GI registered carpets, durries, wall hanging ( 6 products of India) which has presented by Dr. Rajnikant, Padmashree and GI Expert in front of all the delegates and share about the importance of GI with various steps and benefits across the world mainly to the original producers.

On 12th January, 2020 a delegation of Carpet Export Promotion Council headed by Shri Madan Lal Raigar, IFS, Consul General of India, consisting of Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC,  Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Member COA, CEPC, Shri Maan Singh Saini, Member, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC & Shri Krishan Kumar, CEO, HCSSC had a meeting with the team of Deutsche Messe (The organizers) in their office at Messe Fair Ground i.e. Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Mr. Alexander Wurst, Sr. Vice President, Ms. Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director, Mr. Thilo Horstmann, Project Director, Deutsche Messe, Ms. Geeta Bisht, India Representative of Deutsche Messe.

Shri Madan Lal Raigar placed the demands of the Indian side forcefully and asked them to consider either to allot space to all exhibitors product-wise or Nation-wise.

Delegates also discuss the other issues for promotion of fair and Indian Exhibitors by more branding support, more complimentary services to Indian Exhibitors, waving off Marketing Fee etc. Being the largest participants Deutsche Mess assured to have further discussion to find out the solution for mutual benefit.

Chairman, CEPC  and other delegates from Indian side are hopeful that the issue will be resolved amicably in the larger interest of the Indian Handmade Carpet Industry.

A meeting was organized by Coir Board in the august presence of Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Madan Lal Raigar, Consulate General of India, Shri Sudhir Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India & Chairman, Coir Board, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, Shri Krishan Kumar, CEO, HCSSC  to discuss for extending various benefits of  Scheme of Govt. of India to the Manufacturer and Exporters of Coir Carpet and Rugs.

Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC assured the participants for best possible support from Carpet Export Promotion Council for more participation in International and Domestic fairs as well as the procedural issues of the participants such as issues related with Customs, DGFT, GST Council.

Shri Sudhir Garg emphasized to develop the synergy between the Coir Industry and Carpet Export Promotion Council.

Shri Krishan Kumar, CEO, HCSSC assured all kind of support regarding training of weavers, artisans and manufacturers through the various schemes of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of MSME.

Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC and COA Members present are hopeful that the uniqueness of the Indian Handmade Carpets, Durries and other floor covering  will certainly create an example again to see the beauty of Human skill to the International Buyers and again the Indian Handmade Carpet Industry will new height in the India Pavilion through Carpet Export Promotion Council.

Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC mentioned that we are taking the feedback of the participants and to access exact business generated during the 4 days fair but according to an estimates business and enquiries worth Rs. 427.00 Crores were generated from the fair.