Textile Minister, Shri Chandrakant Dada Patil inaugurates ’76th National Garment Fair’ starting Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2023

~Maharashtra Govt to Announce New Textile Policy

~Garment Trading Hub to be set up in Mumbai

~Over 950 stall and 1000 brands from across the country exhibiting Spring Summer Apparel Fair from Jan 30- Feb 1, 2023.

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India’s (CMAI) brings in the ’76th National Garment Fair (NGF)’ which was inaugurated today, 30th January 2023 by Shri Chandrakant Dada Patil, Hon. Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Textile Industry, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Maharashtra. The exhibit is on between 30th January to 1st February at the NESCO Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. With more than 950 Stalls and over 1,000 Brands on display, this is the largest B2B Summer Fair in the history of Domestic Garment Industry.

While inaugurating the fair, Shri Chandrakant Dada Patil informed that the present textile policy of Maharashtra has been operative from 2018 to 2023, expiring on 30th March 2023. The Maharashtra Govt. has appointed a committee of 30 various stake holders, including 2 representatives of CMAI, viz. Mr. Ankur Gadia & Mr. Dinesh Nandu. This committee has recommended to extend the present textile policy for further 3 months. The committee will submit its final report by March end 2023. Based on these recommendations, the Maharashtra Govt. will form its new textile policy.

Shri Chandrakant Dada Patil further informed that the Govt. of Maharashtra is planning to set up a garment trading hub in Mumbai on the lines of China’s Guangzhou and Turkey’s Istanbul. The Govt. is contemplating an allotment of slum area, where part area will be utilized for SRA development and remaining area shall be given to garment industry for setting of I international Garment Trading Hub. In another option, Govt. is also considering giving the space to closed Govt. textile mills to set up in the Garment Trading Hub.Rajesh Masand, President – CMAI stated that CMAI has completed glorious 60 years of its existence and has expaned its activities on a much larger scale. CMAI plans to organise The FAB Show (Fabric, Accessories & beyond) on 26th to 28th April at NESCO, Goregoan, Mumbai. Thereafter, CMAI will organise North India Garment Fair during 22nd to 24th May 2023 at Noida Convention & Exhibition Centre. Thereafter CMAI will organise ‘Brands of India’ Garment Fair in Dubai. There are future plans of CMAI to organise Regional Garment Fairs at Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai etc.

CMAI is headquartered in Mumbai with branch offices at Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune. Soon they will be inaugurating their Surat office in February 11, 2023.


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