For those planning to decorate their houses with attractive yet affordable products, Tamukkam Ground is the place to go.
A month-long exhibition is being organised by the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women (Mahalir Thittam) there. The ‘New Year self-help groups products exhibition’ offers a wide range of products at an economical price. Around 50 self-help groups (SHG) affiliated to Mahalir Thittam, including a few from Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, and Sivaganga, are participating in the fair.
The fair features toys, handmade items, pearl and stone-studded saris, cotton saris, readymade garments, household items, decorative items such as flowers, pots, fancy items, school and office stationery such as bags, sanitary products, pickles, cooking powders, watches among others.
The objective of this exhibition, an official said, was to provide an opportunity to the SHGs to market their products. All arrangements for this exhibition had been made by Mahalir Thittam which provided the infrastructure and other amenities to SHGs free of cost.
No fee was collected from SHGs, the official said. The State Government had given instructions to organise seven such exhibitions during the financial year of which five would be week-long affairs with the remaining two lasting for a month each. The Madurai fair was the last for the current financial year. After this, the SHGs would take part in the Government Chithirai exhibition.
The fair which opened on January 6 would come to a close on February 4. It would be open between 4 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., the official said.