Coinciding with the birth anniversary of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the 30 {+t} {+h} India International Trade Fair highlighting culture, diversity and technological advancements of different States and nations will open at Pragati Maidan here this coming Sunday.

This year's fortnight-long fair focuses on the global concerns of energy security and environmental protection. The theme is “Clean and energy-efficient technology, products and services” and the show will cover products, new-age technologies and management systems for efficient use of energy and its conservation.

This year Japan and Uganda are the new additions in the list of 23 foreign countries that have confirmed their participation.

“The fair has become India's show-window featuring an extensive range of products and services that Indian industry has to offer to domestic and international market. It will promote intra-country trade and business in its varied manifestations. The presence of 23 countries with national and company level participation is an index of the level of popularity and global appeal of the event,” says ITPO Chairman-cum-Managing Director Subas Pani.

Visitors keen on trying traditional food can whet their appetite at a refurbished food plaza, “Bharat ka khana”. Each State has been given a kiosk to prepare its regional cuisine.