The India International Trade Fair (IITF) will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from November 14 to 27, with the theme 'Atmanirbhar Bharat,' focusing on the country's economic export potential infrastructure supply chain, demand, and vibrant demography. The mega event, first held in 1979, is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation. Previous editions drew participants from states, government departments, domestic and international businesses.
Each state's government sets up a massive stall or pavilion at the IITF. The particular booth has the traditional appearance of that state and has a consistent theme throughout. This fair is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the capital city. People from all over the city and country come to this fair to get the best products at the lowest possible prices.
Last year's fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second time since the event's inception. This year's trade fair is being held as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of India's independence.
According to the Managing Director of ITPO, the fair will feature over 3,000 exhibitors, state governments, and central ministries. However, foreign participation will be low this year, with only nine countries attending the fair. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, and Turkey are international participants, up from 20 in previous years.
Unlike previous years, there will be few rules and regulations; ticket sales will be restricted to keep the maximum number of visitors inside the venue at any given time between 35,000 and 40,000. Tickets will be available for purchase both online and at 65 metro stations. These stations include Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda, Mohan Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Seelampur, Inderlok, Netaji Subhash Place, Rohini West, Rithala, Noida Electronic City, Sector-52 Noida, Noida City Centre, Noida Sector -15, Akshardham, Indraprastha, Mandi House, and Barakhamba station.There will be no counters at Pragati Maidan.
Make sure to visit Delhi's favourite fair 'Trade Fair', to get great deals on everything and for amazing experiance. Make sure, however, that you do not wait until the end of the fair to purchase your favourite item. This is because some pavilions run out of stock long before the fair ends. Almost all Indian states' handicraft items are available at the fair and are well worth purchasing. These handicrafts are ideal for mementoes and souvenirs due to their reasonable price and authenticity. Don't forget to sample the delectable cuisine available at the pavilions!