NEW DELHI: 38th International trade fair has begun in Pragati ground, Delhi and it will continue till 27th of November, 2018. Traders from all across the globe will come to participate in trade. Inaugurated on the birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister of India Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru by the Minister of Union Commerce and Industry Minister C.R.Chaudhary near hall no.7 on Dhawani Theater with the presence of Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on the day of inauguration.
This year the theme of the trade is based on “Rural Industries in India”. In which Make In India, Swachh Bharat, Digital India, Kaushal Bharat, and startup India will be showcased. Jharkhand is the focus state of the trade fair 2018 with Afghanistan being partner nation and Nepal has been kept in focus country other than this China, Hong Kong, Iran, Myanmar, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab will also take part in fair. This year entry of Pakistan traders has been restricted.
On the fair, “Hunar Haat “ will be organized by Minority Minister which will run till 27th November. Many artisans, craftsmen, artisans from across the country will participate in the trade fair.
For the first time, The product of Chhattisgarh, Namada and Chinon silk of Jammu and Kashmir will be available.
This year only 20% area of Pragati Ground is utilized for the trade fair.The structure of the fair is quite short as compared to the previous year because govt is trying to develop Pragati ground for International Meetings. Like every year, the first four days from 14th to 17th November will be open for trade visitors. The concept of the fair is focused on the Rural and Small Industries. Fair will be organized in the Hall no. 7,8,9,11,12 &12A. The main theme of the trade fair is showcased in the hall no.7.
First, four days of the trade fair will only open for traders and industrialist. In this four day price of the ticket is Rs.1800 per person and after that from 18th to 27th November fair is open for everyone. Entry passes on the weekend is Rs.120 for adult and Rs.60 for children and on working days the price of the ticket will be Rs.60 for adult and Rs.40 for children. Entrance tickets are available on every metro station except Pragati metro station. Trade fair will be open from morning 9.30 AM till evening 7.30 pm.