Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. File photo/ANI
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. File photo/ANI

First-ever international cooperative trade fair to be held in India

Updated: Jul 02, 2019 17:51 IST

New Delhi [India], July 2(ANI) The first-ever edition of India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF) is to be held here in October this year. The trade fair is aimed at promoting cooperative trade within India and abroad leading to enhanced rural and farm prosperity.

Briefing the media, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar said IICTF would be a major platform to promote exports by cooperatives so that direct benefits to farmers, artisans, women, and people coming from SC/ST communities can be ensured.
Commerce Minister Goyal congratulated the Agriculture Ministry and the officials for organising the fair and wished them success in the days to come.
"I congratulate the Agricultural Ministry and officers who contribute to the organization of the fair. This curtain-raiser is just a glimpse of how it is going to be in the coming years. I wish for their huge success," he said.
The fair is to be held between October 11 and 13 in Pragati Maidan.
At the briefing, Tomar blamed the non-cooperative behavior of Congress government's ministers and officers for the failure of several projects which could have been beneficial for the country.
"There was a time when one minister did not talk to other ministers, one officer did not want to cooperate with other officers. Due to that many projects failed which could have benefited the country, " he saod at a press conference ahead of India International Cooperative Trade Fair (IICTF) to be held here in October.
He added, "For example 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' was an old vision but it could materialize only under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Mod, when all the departments are working together, making new policies and getting results." (ANI)

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