CRPF wives raised Rs 87 lakh from 'mela' organised in Delhi

New Delhi: Wives of CRPF troops did a business worth Rs 87 lakh after they organised a three-day 'mela' of handmade artifacts and other designer products in the national capital.

The 'mela' organised under the umbrella of CRPF wives welfare association is conducted to enable the wives of the troopers to productively engage themselves in activities related to self-employment.

The 'mela', which was lapped up by Delhiites, saw a variety of items and designer products being brought from the country-wide formations of the paramilitary which is engaged in anti-Naxal operations and other internal security duties.

"The mela made a profit of Rs 6,34,000 which was double than last year's figure. The funds generated will be used for the welfare of the families of martyr or disabled troops," a senior CRPF official said.

The total business was worth Rs 86,80,000, the official said. The exhibition came to an end today.