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Khadi exhibition evokes good response in Chitradurga

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In just five days business turnover has crossed Rs. 20 lakh

HUGE TURNOUT:Visitors taking a look at the products on display at the Khadi and Village Industries exhibition in Chitradurga on Thursday.
HUGE TURNOUT:Visitors taking a look at the products on display at the Khadi and Village Industries exhibition in Chitradurga on Thursday.

The exhibition organised by the Karnataka State Khadi and Village Industries Board from February 7 has evoked overwhelming response, and traders have recorded a turnover of about Rs 20.5 lakh so far. More than 50,000 people have visited the stalls set up at Guru Bhavan on the old middle school premises.

According to the organisers, the response has been good from day one and more than 4,000 people visited the stalls that day. On the second day, there were more than 8,000 visitors and 20,000 over the last four days.

“Compared to previous exhibitions, this year the response has been very good, which clearly indicates that the popularity of, and demand for, khadi products are on the rise,” sources said.

Comparison

Sources said that in 2004-05, only 20 stalls had been set up and the total business was about Rs. 17 lakh. In 2008, the number of stalls was 28 and the business was about Rs. 30 lakh. This year, 41 stalls had been set up. With five more days to go, the organisers are expecting business of over Rs. 40 lakh.

Major attractions at the exhibition are a variety of clothes and village industries products from Raichur, Tiptur, Harapanahalli, Sagar, Hubli, Bangalore, Davangere, Bagalkot, Karwar, Ramanagaram, Bellary, Harihar, Holalkere and Hosadurga.


  • The trend only indicates that popularity of Khadi products is on the rise: organisers

  • ‘Going by the volume of business so far, the turnover may be in excess of Rs. 40 lakh’


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