The first edition of ‘Made in India’ was held here last year and the participating units were able to achieve a total business of about Rs. 5 crore.It was decided to have a similar event this year in Mangalore to give the units exposure to a different market. “We expect to achieve business for nearly Rs. 20 crore during the four days,” he said. Mangalore was close to a number of public sector industries coming up on the Kerala border.Visitors were expected from micro, small and large-scale units in Mangalore region, including Goa.
The organisers planned to provide common transportation facilities to take the exhibits to Mangalore.
The State Government was also expected to provide subsidy to the participants as it was an initiative to develop a new market.The event was supported by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute, Lions Club of Coimbatore Gems and Kanara Small Industries Association. Mr. Kumar said banks and some of the Government agencies would support those buying machinery at the exhibition.E-club members would get a discount in the participation fee. Eight seminars would be organised on the four days.