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Coimbatore

Textile expo in Coimbatore next year to be global model, says Minister Manian

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : The three-day international textile expo, beginning here from January 27 next year will be a model to the entire world, Tamil Nadu Handloom Minister O S Manian said here on Friday.

At a function as a prelude to the expo, Manian said the handloom sector in the State, next to the agriculture, was growing in production and exports year on year and this would be the first time a State Government was organising such an exhibition.

There would be 600 stalls at the expo, in which 300 importers and buyers from different countries were expected.

Chief Minister K Palanisamy had taken up the problems being faced by textile exporters with the Centre, Manian said, adding that the Government was also periodically discussing the issues during the GST Council meeting.

State Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani said Tamil Nadu was contributing one-third to the textile sector in the country, and through this to the economy. The government had allocated Rs 2 crore for the conduct of the expo, Velumani added

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