DEHRADUN, Jan 8
National Handloom Expo Director Sudhir Chandra Nautiyal on Monday admitted that for the handloom weavers nationwide, it has become a challenge to continue with their profession.
Addressing the press conference in Dehradun on Monday, National Handloom Expo Director Sudhir Chandra Nautiyal said the exhibition was a great platform to nurture the sales of artisans’ products and get them with good prices.
Nautiyal said such exhibition also benefits the consumers in order to get good quality handmade products which are comparatively lesser in price than the same products in markets that are of machine outputs.
Many women have claimed that the kind of clothes they buy from branded shops are available at this exhibition at very reasonable prices without compromising with the quality of the product. He however further added that the feedback is welcomed so that any loopholes in the exhibition are avoided and the suggestions can be incorporated in their products.
The National Handloom Expo is conducted in other four cities of the country like Bhubaneswar and Kanpur. Dehradun has a good selling point as well as good location of setup as compared to the other cities. For the first time the people of Uttarakhand are also witnessing the sale of sarees which are made in this state. They are also witnessing the sale of a number of varieties including regional crop grains, jackets, pakhi (shawl), traditional caps.
The conference was attended by Nodal Officer Shally Dabral and Expo Incharge K.C. Chamoli.