Women of substance aren't just heading banks and pharma companies nowadays. Get to DWCRA's bazaar to find out what these women from rougher backgrounds are capable of.
The Union Ministry of Rural Development, jointly with the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Department of Rural Development, is organising the DWCRA Bazaar, from 4th to 17th October, at the People's Plaza grounds.
About 600 participants of DWCRA/SHGs from 14 States - Assam, Haryana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Goa, Maharastra and Andhra Pradesh - are participating in the bazaar.
Enchanting handlooms of Pochampally, Venkatagiri, Gadwal, Narayanpet and Kalamkari, beautiful handicrafts made with jute, coir, wood and metal, soft toys, terrakota articles, leather goods, ready-made garments and mouth-watering food products like pickles, powders and snacks from Andhra Pradesh will be on display and sale at the DWCRA Bazaar.
Colourful dresses from Gujarat, intricate chikan works of UP, soft silks of Karnataka, Chanderi sarees of MP, ayurvedic products and handlooms from Kerala, and woollen shawls from Kashmir will also be available at the mela.
The exhibition provides a forum for showcasing and marketing products made by rural women belonging to Self-Help Groups (SHG).
State governments have been providing marketing support to these Self Help Groups by organizing DWCRA Bazaars successfully for the past 11 years. The arrangements for participants, like accommodation and transportation, are being made by the Department of Rural Development.
The entry is free, and the timings of the exhibition are from 10am to 9pm daily.