Handicraft exhibition promotes rural talent
NAVI MUMBAI: The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), began its all-India handicraft exhibition at Urban Haat from January 21.
The exhibition aims at promoting the handicrafts and handloom and food products of various states of the country.
A large number of artists from states like Gujarat, Rajas than, West Ben gal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka and Maharashtra are participating in the exhibition, which will continue till January 31.
Products like handmade bed sheets, sarees, jute mats, bags, mobile covers, curtains are being exhibited and sold at a reasonable rate. Besides, you can buy agarbatti, shampoo, papad, spices, butter and other dairy products at the exhibition.
“It’s our earnest effort to provide a good platform for the women of rural and urban India. Indian women have been traditionally preparing numerous household products but they are not in demand owing to lack of a proper platform,” said Mohan Ninawe, senior public relations officer of Cidco.
Women from various parts of the country are participating and selling their homemade products.
“The city residents are paying a reasonable price and are not fleeced,” he said.
Apart from handlooms and handicrafts, a wide range of books and CDs in Marathi, Hindi, and English and regional f oods f rom Maharashtra’s Konkan, Kolhapur, Vidarbha are also ava i l abl e in the exhibition.
It’s our earnest effort to provide a good platform for the women of rural and urban India. MOHAN NINAWE, senior public relations officer of Cidco