Pondy corp to hold 15-day crafts mela from Jan 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 13:20

Puducherry: A 15-day exhibition of products, produced by beneficiaries of loans provided by Puducherry Corporation for Development of Backward Classes and Minorities Corporation over the years, will be held here from January 10.
Puducherry Welfare Minister P.Rajavelu said Corporation had provided Rs five crore as loan to BCs and Minorities in 2012-2013 to produce products in keeping with their talent.

As many as 147 stalls would be in place and craftsmen from Union Territory of Puducherry and also those from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan would showcase their products, he said.

Rajavelu said total sale proceeds was Rs 60 lakh in the exhibition held last year and this would go up this year.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 13:20

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