35 Lakh Weddings in India to Generate 4.25 Lakh Crore Business This Year: Traders’ Body

The Confederation of All IndiaTraders (CAIT) is expectingbusinesses to earn Rs. 4.25 lakhcrore in just 23 days of this year’sIndian wedding season. Taking toX (formerly Twitter), CAITSecretary General PraveenKhandelwal said that betweenNovember 23 and December 15,nearly 3.5 million weddings areslated to take place and areexpected to generate animpressive Rs. 4.25 trillion inpurchases and services.”Wedding season first spellfrom 23 November to 15
December is all set to bring cheersto trading community.@CAITIndia expects a biz ofabout Rs. 4.25 lakh crorewedding trade this year,” MrKhandelwal tweeted.”About 35 lakh weddings areestimated to be solemnised
during this period in #Bharat,”he added.Separately, according to IPOIndia, this year, the average
wedding expense in India isestimated to be around Rs. 5lakh. The most popular weddingdestinations in the country
include Goa, Jaipur, Kerala andShimla. “The most popularwedding trends in India includedestination weddings, themedweddings, and eco-friendlyweddings,” IPO India added.The upcoming festive andwedding season will lead to anincrease in demand for jewellery,sarees, furniture, readymadegarments, footwear, and otheraccessories, according to CAIT.The next phase of the weddingseason will start from mid-January and will be continued tillJuly, it said.
Meanwhile, during the sameperiod last year, around 32 lakhweddings took place with totalexpenses coming up to Rs. 3.75lakh crore. This assessment wasbased on a survey conducted byCAIT’s research team, PTI
reported. The survey was carriedout in 35 cities with 4,302traders and service providers.

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