Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta has said that the government was in process to eliminate the stumbling blocks in production and export of carpet and was committed to extend all support to the carpet industry in the country to establish India made carpets a global brand. He was talking to media persons after inaugurating the 35th edition of India Carpet Expo in New Delhi. Tamta said the carpet industry was registering an annual average growth of 10 per cent and the country aims to achieve a target of 50 per cent share in the global market. Currently, India has around 35 per cent share in international carpet market.
He said it were the efforts of the Indian carpet manufacturers and weavers (majority of them being women) that China was left much behind India in the sector and was importing carpets from India.
India Carpet Expo is being organised by Carpet Export Promotion Council from 8th to 11th March at NSIC New Delhi. Over the years the India Carpet Expo has established itself as a sourcing platform for the buyers from all over the world. In this Expo, handmade carpet manufacturers and exporters from all carpet producing areas in India viz., Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat, Srinagar etc. are showcasing their complete range of Handmade Carpets, Rugs and other Floor Coverings.