Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that there is a need to expand footwear industry to make India a manufacturing hub.
Inaugurating India International Footwear Fair, IIFF at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Mr Prabhu said, the Indian footwear industry has vast opportunities to grow as it is manufacturing all season footwear.
The Minister also called for modernizing the existing footwear industry to meet the global expectations.
IIFF is displaying the entire range of products relating to footwear and leather industries. Shoe components – uppers, soles, heels, counters, footwear machinery and equipment are on display.