Indian Industries Fair, 1961

A commemorative postage stamp on the Indian Industries Fair 1961, New Delhi :

Fair Emblem and Main Gate of FairIssued by India

Issued on Nov 14, 1961

Issued for : The Indian Posts & Telegraph Department is commemorating the inauguration of the fare by the issue of a special postage stamp.

Design : The stamp shows the design of the proposed tower gate of the fare and the cogwheel symbolising industry and its progress.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Dark Blue and Carmine

Denomination : 15 nP.

Size : 4.06 x 2.41 cms.

Perforation : 14½ x 14

Watermark : All over multiple “Lion Capital of Asoka

Number printed : 5 million

Set : 45 stamps per issue sheet

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Printing Press, Nasik Road

About : 

  • The Industries Fair, 1961, was held in the first year of the third five-year plan for national development. The fare, which had been organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), gave a panorama of the progress of Indian industry in its march towards a self-sustaining and self-generating economy under the first two Five Year Plans. Industrial production in the country had nearly doubled during these two plans and foundations had been laid for a more rapid rate of development in that plan. The fair, which was opened on November 14, 1961, was held at the Mathura Road exhibition Grounds, which have already witnessed a number of national & international exhibitions, Industrial as well as Agricultural. Besides the various sectors of Indian Industry, a number of foreign countries are participating. These include almost all the industrially advanced countries as also some of the developing nations. The fair gave an opportunity to manufacturers and businessmen for a closer contact on a national and international plane.

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