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  1. Jammu Links News is with Rakesh Bhat. September 29, 2014, ·Wattal Elected as Chairman of Carpet Export Promotion CouncilKuldeep R.Wattal of Chinar International, New Delhi has been elected as Chairman of Carpet Export Promotion Council (Ministry of Textiles) for a period of 2 years. Shri Wattal who hails from Kashmir has been elected to this prestigious post second time which is rare honour. Indian Handmade Carpet Industry is highly labour intensive and provides employment to about 2 Million workers directly and indirectly in the rural areas, especially Women, in their homes and is spread all over the country.Shri Wattal has an experience of over 35 years in the Carpet trade and is Country’s leading exporter of Handmade Carpets and other Floor Coverings. He has been a Executive Member of All India Handicraft Board, Board Member of CAPART (Ministry of Rural Development) and presently on Board of IICT and is also convener of Delhi Exporters Association.He has represented the Indian Carpet Industry at various forums at National and International level. He was a leader of delegation to South Africa and a Member of High Level delegation to U.S.A. representing the Indian Handmade Carpet industry for deliberation with US Government on the issue of Child Labour. He was also a member of Indian Trade delegation to Canada, representing Indian Carpet Industry. Looking at his experience and leadership qualities, the Indian Carpet Industry hails his appointment as a Chairman of the Carpet Export Promotion Council, to lead the carpet industry.Looking at his experience and leadership qualities, the Indian Carpet Industry hails his appointment as a Chairman of the Carpet Export Promotion Council, to lead the carpet industry. Shri Wattal has many challenges before him and the most crucial s restoration of interest subvention, development of Clusters for the training of Carpet weavers and providing financial assistance to small and medium exporters for participating in national and international fairs and exhibitions through CEPC.Shri Wattal foresees bright future for the carpet industry and is hopeful to achieve the export target of US Dollars 1260 Million fixed by the Govt.

Expo generated business worth about Rs. 260 crore to Rs. 300 crore: Kuldeep R. Wattal
Published on March 14, 2016, by INVC NEWS

INVC NEWS New Delhi
The 31st edition of India Carpet Expo came to a close today. The Expo was organized by the Carpet Export Promotion Council, to promote the cultural heritage and showcase the weaving skills of Indian hand-knotted carpet artisans, amongst overseas hand-knotted carpet buyers. Held at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi, the Expo showcased the products of more than 270 reputed small, medium and large manufacturer exporters from all over the country. A record number of 410 overseas carpet buyers from around 58 countries visited the Expo, generating good business for this village-based cottage sector. The Expo is part of the Council’s endeavours to provide a friendly business environment to both carpet importers and manufacturer-exporters, which will ultimately benefit about 2 million weavers and artisans employed in this labour intensive industry.

The Expo was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar on March 11, 2016. Inaugurating the Expo, the Textiles Minister expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the No. 1 position held by the Indian handmade carpet industry in the international market; he recalled that the Indian handmade carpet industry is growing at 17% per annum, despite a weak global market. He appreciated the efforts of Indian manufacturers and artisans and assured that the Government of India will continue to support the carpet industry and its export efforts in every possible way.

The  Chairman of CEPC, Shri Kuldeep R. Wattal said that the Expo generated business worth about Rs. 260 crore to Rs. 300 crore. He said that a growth rate of about 10% to 15% in dollar terms and 15% to 20% in rupee terms is expected this year. He said that the Expo will lead to the opening up of a new market opportunity for the industry and will help small and medium Indian carpet exporters in promoting their products in overseas countries. He added that eventually, this ongoing process, on a broader scale, is instrumental in projecting the Make in India brand in foreign markets.

The Chairman said that the Government has set up an export target of Rs.10,000 crore (US $ 1591 million) for carpets & floor coverings for the fiscal year 2015- 2016, which he said shall be achieved. He further said India Carpet Expo is an ideal platform for international carpet buyers, buying houses, buying agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers & exporters to meet and establish long-term business relationships. This is for the first time that 58 countries participated in the Expo, with buyers from countries like Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Palestine, Bulgaria, Israel, Egypt, Poland, Ukraine, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, Serbia, Colombia and Hungary  attending for the first time.


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Expo boosts carpet business by almost Rs 300 cr 

Courtesy: PIB

Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) Chairman, Kuldeep R. Wattal said that the 31st edition of India Carpet Expo in New Delhi generated business worth about Rs. 260 crore to Rs. 300 crore. He said that a growth rate of about 10 per cent to 15 per cent in dollar terms and 15 per cent to 20 per cent in rupee terms is expected this year. His comments came on the closing day of the four-day Expo, according to a Textile Ministry press release.

According to Wattal, the Expo would lead to opening up of new market opportunity for the industry and will help small and medium Indian carpet exporters in promoting their products in overseas countries. The Expo showcased the products of more than 270 reputed small, medium and large manufacturer exporters from all over the country.

The Chairman said that the Government has set up an export target of Rs.10,000 crore ($1591 million) for carpets and floor coverings for the fiscal year 2015- 2016, which he said shall be achieved.

Four hundred and ten buyers from 58 countries participated in the Expo. Buyers from countries like Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Palestine, Bulgaria, Israel, Egypt, Poland, Ukraine, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, Serbia, Colombia and Hungary made their maiden appearance at the expo, the release said.

Earlier on March 11, Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar who inaugurated the Expo assured carpet manufacturers and artisans that the government will continue to support the carpet industry and its export efforts in every possible way.

Gangwar expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the No. 1 position held by the Indian handmade carpet industry in the international market; he recalled that the Indian handmade carpet industry is growing at 17 per cent per annum, despite a weak global market. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

‘Indian handmade carpet industry growing at 17%’

Textiles minister Santosh Gangwar, textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries at the expo. Courtesy: PIB

Despite a weak global market, the handmade carpet industry in India is growing at an annual rate of 17 per cent, textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said.

Speaking at the inauguration of the India Carpet Expo in New Delhi, the minister expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the No. 1 position held by the Indian handmade carpet industry in the international market.

Stating that the industry is growing at 17 per cent per annum, he appreciated the efforts of Indian manufacturers and artisans. He assured that the Indian government will continue to support the carpet industry and its export efforts in every possible way.

The four-day exclusive trade fair for handmade carpets and other floor-coverings is organised by the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC). Around 270 small, medium and large manufacturers and exporters of handmade carpets from different craft pockets of India are showcasing their products in this expo.

CEPC chairman Kuldeep R Wattal said that exports of handmade carpet has been showing an upward trend, possible due only to the full support of the ministry of textiles. He informed that 437 overseas carpet buyers from 57 countries have registered with the council to visit the fair.

More than 240 overseas carpet buyers and 150 buying representatives visited the fair on the first day. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

China to be a big market for Indian handmade carpets

A Chinese delegation to the India Carpet Expo at Varanasi has shown keen interest handmade carpets. The textiles Ministry now believes China could be a major market for Indian handmade carpets, according to an official statement.

The Carpet Expo drew more than 350 overseas buyers, in addition to 276 buying representatives, in the first three days.

A delegation from Yiwu city of China visited the Expo on an invitation from the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC). Wang Bi Rong, Director General Bureau of Commerce led the eight-member delegation to take stock of Indian handmade carpets displayed by 303 exporters from all over India.

The CEPC delegation was led by its Chairman Kuldeep R. Wattal. A presentation was made about the economy and market position of the Yiwu City by Wang. The Chinese delegation said it was impressed by the high quality of Indian handmade carpets, which they did not find in China. The delegation was confident that the Indian handmade carpets would sell very well in Yiwu City.

The Chinese expressed a desire for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the CEPC for promoting and selling Indian handmade carpets in Yiwu. CEPC Chairman Wattal expressed hope that such collaborations would boost exports of Indian carpets to China.

Wang also expressed the desire to have a strong representation of Indian handmade carpet exporters in Yiwu City in their May 2016 show. The CEPC Chairman appreciated the efforts of the Chinese delegation’s keenness to popularize Indian carpets China. Wattal said the industry is looking forward to China as a whole and Yiwu City in particular. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India