New Delhi: Final touches are being given to the preparations to host the 31st India International Trade Fair (IITF) at the Pragati Maidan from November 14.

The fair this year will witness the participation of more than 300 companies from 22 countries. This year the IITF will have the theme of Indian Handicraft—the magic of gifted hand.

According to the officials of the ITPO, the theme has been decided in a view to encourage Indian Handicrafts and the people who are responsible for the making of the handicrafts. They expect that the display of Indian handicrafts at the fair would help it find an international appreciation. 

It is believed that Bihar and Orissa stalls will be the main center of attraction.

Not just people of the business world and entrepreneurs but also the common masses are eagerly waiting for the fair to begin. Like each year, it is expected that this year too huge crowd would throng the fair to witness the industrial development, culture of many states.

Not just this, but at the IITF people also get the benefit of pampering their taste buds through delicacies of different states.

The IITF would be held from November 14 to 28. In a view to encourage the business culture, the IITF from November 14 to 18 will be open only for the entrepreneurs and businessmen. 

From November 19 onwards the fair would be opened for general public.     

JPN/Bureau