Manufacturers from Tamil Nadu and North Indian States put up stalls

A five-day buyer-seller meet for textiles ‘Texpo 2013,’ organised by Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), was inaugurated at Lakshmi Sundaram Hall here on Wednesday.

The expo-cum-sale is organised for the fifth time in Madurai and manufacturers from all over Tamil Nadu and various North Indian States have put up stalls. Apparels, textiles, towels, dhotis, saris, churidhars and several other products have been exhibited.

S. Thanabal, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Tallakulam range, inaugurated the exhibition.

Speaking at the inauguration, V.T. Karunanithi, Vice-Chairman (South Region) of PDEXCIL, urged the weavers and powerloom workers to make use of schemes of PDEXCIL.

G. Kummaravel, Assistant Director at the regional office of the textile commissioner, said, “It is a great opportunity for the consumers to interact with the manufacturers and the retailers at the expo. The public can also avail themselves of the benefits by purchasing products at a lesser price.”

Elaborating on the various schemes of PDEXCIL Mr. Kummaravel said the council provides Rs.1,200 annually as educational incentives for the children (from IX standard to XII standard) of weavers and powerloom workers.

“Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of beneficiaries under the scheme. Last year 34,000 beneficiaries availed the benefits of the scheme in the State and this year we are vying to reach out to more people,” he said.

More than 50 texpos have been conducted in places such as Madurai, Chennai, Nagercoil, Pondicherry and Coimbatore in the last five years.

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