Saturday, January 05, 2008

Fashion streets to come up soon

The government has announced that it set up designer streets and special arcades for their products in major cities, to attract foreign tourists as well as Indians living overseas. According to Shilabhadra Banerjee, “We are considering setting up exclusive facilities for designers to promote special interest shopping among foreign tourists as there is increasing global recognition of Indian designers.” The government will also be promoting local artisans and craftsmen with fashion designers. According to Assocham, India’s fashion designer segment should reach Rs. 750 crore by the year 2012, up from the Rs. 270 crore at present.

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