The already postponed 11th edition of the PlastIndia exhibition which was re-scheduled to be held from 17 to 21 February 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi has again been postponed to as yet unannounced date. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its health and safety precautions across the country have cited as the reasons for the latest postponement.
The show was originally to return to Pragati Maidan from 4 to 9 February 2021 and was then rescheduled to February 2022. PlastIndia was held at Pragati Maidan for many of its editions when it became too big for the site and then the site itself began renovation and reconstruction. The show moved to Gujarat and was held in Ghandinagar near Ahmedabad for the last three shows. The tenth edition of PlastIndia 2018 held in Gandhinagar had a footfall of around 250,000 visitors with over 1,800 exhibitors from 44 countries.
The reconstruction of Pragati Maidan in Delhi was expected to be complete for holding the show in 2021 when the pandemic intervened. With the expectation of a return to near-normality, PlastIndia was rescheduled to February 2022 at the same site. Plastindia Foundation’s President Jigish Doshi stated, “The PlastIndia series of exhibitions under the aegis of Plastindia Foundation, provides investors and industrialists with increasing opportunities to expand their presence. The show covers the entire gamut of plastics producers, processors and users of plastics, and it witnesses intense participation by both Indian and International Plastics Fraternity.”