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Mar 02, 2021

India Toy Fair 2021 will give lot of fillip to Toy Industry: Textiles Secy U P Singh

Textiles Secretary U P Singh has said that the first-ever virtual India Toy Fair 2021 envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address in August 2020, is a great beginning which will give a lot of fillip to the Toy Industry. Participating in a Webinar on ‘Success Stories of Entrepreneurs working with Traditional Toy Clusters’, Mr Singh stated that toys have been identified as one of the 24 key sectors under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. He said, a National Action Plan for Toys has been created by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) which calls to action many central Ministries including Textiles, MSME, Information and Broadcasting, Education.
Mr Singh stated that Toycathon-2021 was conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games and to crowdsource solutions to different problems faced by the toy industry and wonderful ideas from all cross sections received. He said, India Toy Fair- 2021 has brought together all stakeholders of the industry onto a common platform to create sustainable linkages and promote dialogue for the holistic development of the industry and present to the globe the richness and vastness of the India’s toy manufacturing capabilities.
Participating in the Webinar on Scaling up Toy Exports from India, Commerce Secretary Dr. Anup Wadhawan said, India Toy Fair intends to bring policy makers, toy manufacturers, distributors, investors, industry experts, MSMEs, artisans, start ups, children, parents and teachers together on a common platform in a bid to propel the growth of Indian toy industry and to give it a global competitive edge. He mentioned that there is significant export potential from India in the toy sector. Mr Wadhawan said, there is need to create enabling environment for potential exporters to improve productivity and technological content of our products. He stated that government intends to promote toy clusters through innovative and creative methods.
The third day of The India Toy Fair- 2021 hosted over 35 eminent speakers from industry, academia and the government. There were seven panel discussions, webinars and four activities were organised. The activities during Day-3 included Craft Demonstration from Varanasi’s wooden toy cluster, Koppal’s Kinhal toy cluster and Asharikandi cluster. Another activity witnessed during the day was virtual visit to Centy Toys a toy manufacturing unit.

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