20th National Level Handloom Expo Inaugurated In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The 20th National Level Handloom Expo opened in Odisha capital with an aim to avail opportunity to sell the different handloom products of the country.

It will also enable our state weavers to interact and exchange their skills and techniques involved, cost effectiveness, study the colour and design patterns prevailing in contemporary markets in different states.

Odisha State Handloom Weavers Co-op Society Ltd, popularly known as Boyanika, is organising the National Level Handloom Expo at Unit-III IDCO Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar to facilitate sustainable livelihood to the weavers by providing a common platform for marketing their handloom products.

Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts department Principal Secretary Arabinda Padhee inaugurated the expo in the presence of eminent sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo, Boyanika Managing Director Pranati Chhotray and Boyanika president Prakash Chandra Meher.

The handloom exhibition will continue till October 8. People can visit the expo from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm every day, said an official.

This expo is sponsored by Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department of Odisha. Leading PWCS of our state, leading handloom organisations – Apex & Corporations and major handloom clusters from different states of the country are participating in this Expo.

Around 170 participants from Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, Bihar & Odisha have participated in this expo.

Boyanika is working as the implementing agency and committed to the socio-economic development of the weavers of the state. This organisation is implementing various developmental programmes for the welfare of weavers.

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