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Handloom weavers showcase an exquisite array of 100% organic, natural and pure fabrics

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) : the Madhya Pradesh State Sericulture Development and Trading Co-Operative Federation Limited, which is a Madhya Pradesh Government Undertaking, has organized the State Handloom Expo 2022. The expo has been sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, to showcase the skills of India’s handloom weavers, who have come from every corner of the country to display and sell their products. The State Handloom Expo will run from till 23rd March 2022 and has been organized for the first time in Chandigarh, at the Circus cum Exhibition Ground, Sector 17. The State Handloom Expo was inaugurated by Smt. Anindita Mitra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh and Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh. On this occasion, Shri Vishesh Gadhpale, Commissioner, Silk Directorate, Government of Madhya Pradesh was also present. During the inauguration, the nodal officer of the expo, Shri Chitrendra Dwivedi, Shri Kishan Rao (liaison officer) of Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation and Shri Ravindra Singh, field officer of Madhya Pradesh were present at the venue. The expo was inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp, which was followed by a grand celebration, where a bevy of cultural programs were staged. The aim of organizing the State Handloom Expo is to encourage the artisans associated with handloom and handicrafts and to provide them with a platform to display their products. The expo will showcase 100% organic, natural and pure silk and cotton cloth sarees and suits, including dress material and furnishing fabrics, at 60 stalls. A bouquet of brands owned by the MP Silk Federation, such as Prakrit, Sant Ravidas Madhya Pradesh Hastashilp Evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Limited, Mrignayani and the Madhya Pradesh Small Industries Corporation will be featuring their products at the Expo. Highlights of State Handloom Expo: · The expo will showcase the world famous Chanderi and Bagh (Block) prints and Maheshwari pattern sarees and dress material. · Famous sarees of Uttar Pradesh, tussar sarees of Bhagalpur in Bihar, and dress material will be available at the expo. · Visitors will be able to witness the entire process of creating various products on the handloom at the Expo. · Home Furnishing Textile of Export Quality from Panipat, Haryana, will be available · All products will carry the Handloom Mark and Silk Mark.