Sisira Sarasa To Showcase the Empowerment of SHGs

Bhubaneswar: The Panchayti Raj Department will organise its national-level annual fair ‘Sisira Saras-2020’ at the IDCO Exhibition Ground here in Bhubaneswar from January 4 to 14th 2020.

The Mela is a part of the Government’s poverty alleviation programme being organised in Bhubaneswar every year. “The annual fair provides a big platform for sale and display of products made by SHGs and PGs. This aims to create market linkage of rural producers among urban consumers. This is being organised in association with Odisha Livelihoods Mission, Mission Shakti, H and CI, KVIC, KVIB and Nabard.

Around 25 States are going to participate in the mega event. This event gives a look of mini India. Bamboo crafts, decorative flowers, winter garments, handloom, silk and rot iron works from UP, Tasar from MP and Chhattisgarh, household decorative items from Rajasthan and Gujarat, food items from Maharashtra, handloom and home furnishing products from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Phulkari garment products of Punjab and woolen dress materials from J and K will all be centre of attraction.

Besides, SHGs/PGs from all the 30 districts of Odisha will participate with products of terracotta items, food and spices, handloom items, forest products, Kaincha works, Sabai and teak wood products etc.

A total of 300 stalls would be put up in the Mela ground this year. Besides, there would also be cultural events every evening.

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