CEPC discusses Policy of Bhadohi-Carpet-Expo-Mart
Bhadohi: The Carpet Export Promotion Council on Tuesday convened a meeting of the committee members to discuss and formulate the policy on functioning/ running of Bhadohi Carpet Expo Mart.
The meeting chaired by the CEPC chairman Siddh Nath Singh was attended by Umesh Kumar Gupta, Abdul Rub, Rajendra Prasad Mishra, Mohd. Wasif Ansari, Husain Jafar Husaini, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Members COA, CEPC and Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, Tanvir Hussain, Vice President, AICMA, Aslam Mahboob, Secretary, AICMA, Raj Kumar Bothra, Jt. Secretary, AICMA, J.P. Gupta, Treasurer, AICMA, Bharat Lal Maurya, Ex-COA, CEPC, Piyush Baranwal, Sobha Nath Gupta, Imtiaz Ahmad, Pankaj Baranwal, Saurav Jaiswal, Anil Keshari, Divya Baranwal, Kunwar Shamim and Atique Khan.
The CEPC chairman informed that Carpet Expo Mart at Bhadohi is a Green Mart with solar power, having 94 permanent shops of approx.. 130 sq. mtr. for display of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings. Mart is also having exhibition area / Hall 7000 sq. mtr. Mart is centrally air conditioned with all other facilities of international standard i.e. well furnished conference hall, provision of five restaurants, eight lifts, wi-fi, CCTV, central public address system, sufficient parking etc. He mentioned that Council has already shifted its regional office in the Mart from 14th December, 2020 and BIDA has already allotted space near mart for construction of 5-start hotel of international level.
He further informed that Council is in the process to make the mart fully functional by allotment of shops and will allot 60% shops to the carpet exporters and rest to the other products like handicrafts, sari etc. The modalities for allotment of shops are under finalization. He informed that Council will organize at least 2-3 international exhibitions in a year and 5-7 domestic exhibitions of handmade carpets and other floor coverings and other products like – garments, leather products, jute products, handicrafts, North East products, Moradabad brass, Mirzapur bartans etc.
He informed that the Council received very encouraging response from the members and 41 shops in the mart were booked on the spot. He expressed hope that with the support of the members the exports of Indian handmade carpets will be doubled in the next two years and will provide gainful employment to artisans and will open new avenues for all the stake holders.