Bhubaneswar: Sisir Saras, the annual fair for handicrafts and indigenous rural products has provided the city residents with a perfect start to the New Year to decorate their houses and give their homes a new look with some terracotta or home décor items.
Business worth Rs 13, 05, 12, 340 was generated at the Sisir Saras fair held at IDCO Exhibition Ground here as the people from different parts of the state thronged to purchase their home décor items. The fair was held from January 5 to 15.
The fair where craftsmen from almost all the states in the country set up their stalls was a hangout spot for youngsters. The crowded food court speaks volume about the locals’ love for tasting different cuisines.
Around 283 stalls erected with over 600 participants from 25 states taking part in it. The rural products are mostly highlighted that attract the city residents.
The terracotta handicraft, wood art structures, home décor items made up the seashell, paddy, wood, pulp, bamboo and cane, handlooms like Sambalpuri and ikkat are available at the fair. Not only different items from the state but also unique products from other states are at the centre stage. The shopkeepers are happy that they see a huge turnout at the fair.
Traders and artisans from 25 states including Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Telengana and Tamil Nadu had participated in the fair.
The exhibition organised by Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS).