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Minister inaugurates jute fair in Mangalore

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ALL PRAISE: District in-charge Minister Krishna Palemar (right) admiring a bag on show at the jute fair in Mangalore on Monday. T. Ayyappan of Jute Manufacturers’ Development Council is at left.
ALL PRAISE: District in-charge Minister Krishna Palemar (right) admiring a bag on show at the jute fair in Mangalore on Monday. T. Ayyappan of Jute Manufacturers’ Development Council is at left.

Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Krishna Palemar, the district in-charge and Minister for Ports and Inland Water Transport, inaugurated the jute fair at Hotel Woodlands here on Monday. The fair has been organised jointly by the Union Government’s Jute Manufacturers’ Development Council (JMDC) and the National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD). The fair aims at showcasing jute products produced by various artisans from across the country.

The jute products on display include carpets, fancy bags, handicrafts, wall-hangings and textiles. The organisers, NCJD and JMDC, intend creating a public awareness about the wide ranging products made from the natural fibres and attract new entrepreneurs to jute trading and jute processing industry, a press release said. The fair will be on till November 9.

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