July 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Belagavi Trade Fair ‘Asmite’ sees a record sales worth Rs 60 Lakh

Bengaluru: The sales at the recently held ‘Belagavi Trade fair’-Asmite- stood at a record high of about Rs 60 lakh, Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, stated on Monday.
In the 6 day fair (Dec 15- Dec 20) organised for products made by women of Self Help Groups (SHGs) as many as 140 stalls were installed including 7 food stalls. In all they have achieved sales of Rs 60 lakhs/- including the order bookings, he told.
Yashoda SHG from NRLM Vijayapura which is engaged in making Jute bags which attained first place has made sales worth Rs 1,26,900/-. Mata Savitri Bai SHG of Belagavi which makes cotton bags and quilts with Rs.1,19,558/-, Chamundeshwari SHG, Mysuru which does wood inlay with Rs 1,13,830/-, Sri Revansiddeshwar SHG, Bagalkote which makes Ilakal sarees with Rs 1,00,626/-, Janavani matha SHG, Belagavi which makes jewelry and paintings with Rs. 87,420/- are in the following spots.
The Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai had inaugurated the fair jointly organised by State Livelihood Mission (Rural & Urban), Dept of Skill Development-Entrepreneurship- Livelihood, and Dept of Women & Child Welfare. Many items including Jute & Cloth Bags, Chappals, Purses, Snacks/Bakery products, Dairy products/Cakes, Different varieties of pickles, Different types of Rotis, Spices/Masala Powders, Dresses for children, ladies and gents, Sarees, Garlands made of different materials, Skincare / Hair oils, Cleaning & sanitation products / Soaps, Different types of hand made home decors made up of bamboo, jute, banana fiber, etc / Art & craft items, Paintings were showcased.

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