Kumar preferred to address many of the 100 plus Indian exhibitors on the show floor itself. Speaking to the large gathering near the Plastindia stand, Kumar said, “The Indian plastics industry, which is growing more than 10%, is a significant contributor to the country’s GDP. It is making several contributions to government programs, including the Swacch Bharat [Clean India campaign], Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities initiatives. Plastics are also needed for irrigation programs and agricultural growth.”
Committed to the growth of the Indian plastics industry, the minister spent half a day at the K exhibition making good on his commitment to lead the Indian delegation to the fair. He visited the Indian stands, including those of the Indian Oil Corporation, accompanied by officials from the Departments of Chemicals and Petrochemicals and the Department of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The delegation also included the Consul General of India to Germany, Raveesh Kumar. The minister moved quickly through the exhibition, sharing that he has learned to move fast to make up for the disparity in resources in comparison with his electoral opponent in the Bengaluru South constituency.