India International Trade fair-2018

India International Trade fair-2018

THEME: Rural Enterprise:-

  • The 38th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2018 was inaugurated by the ministry of state for Commerce & Industry C.R. Chaudhary at Pragati Maidan n New Delhi.
  • The flagship event of India trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) will continue from 14th to 27th November 2018.

Key finds of Trade fair:-

  • The services sector has assumed significance as India is now moving from Primary product exporting country to the secondary and service sector.
  • Along with increase in production there is also the need to maintain quality of products.
  • As the theme was “Rural Enterprise” 40% of manufacturers are from the MSME’s sect in rural areas of the country and they need to be taken care of.
  • The India International Trade fair organized by ITPO (Indian Trade Promotion Organisation)
  • India International Trade fair offers an opportunity to showcase Indian tradition, culture and enterprising activities under a single Umbrella.
  • The IITF assumed special significance as it marked the beginning of the 150the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • It is an to realize the vision of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi “Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas”.
  • The theme pavilion of the fair has been set up by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • The fair also showcase various initiatives of the Government of India like- Startup India, Make In India, Skill India and Swachh Bharat.
  • The partners country was the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the focus country is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
  • The Focus state:- Jharkhand.


  • Around 800 participants from states, Government departments, domestic and International companies are taking part with considerable participation of rural artisans, craftsman and SME craftsmen and SME entrepreneurs.
  • The Fair has registered foreign participation from Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, Vietnam and UAE.

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