The three-day international textile exhibition beginning here from January 27 would be a model to the world, Tamil Nadu Minister of Handloom O S Manian said on Friday.

Speaking at a function as a prelude to the exposition, he said the handloom sector, next to agriculture, has been growing in terms of production and export and this is the first time a state government is organising such an exhibition.

There would be 600 stalls in the show that is expected to attract 300 importers and buyers from different countries, he said.

Stating that chief minister K Palaniswami has raised the problems being faced by textile exporters with the central government, Manian said the state government was also periodically discussing the issue during the council meeting on goods and services tax.

State minister of municipal administration S P Velumani said the government has allocated Rs 2 crore for conducting the exhibition.