Hand­i­craft ex­hi­bi­tion pro­motes ru­ral tal­ent

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

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

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