GUWAHATI: SARAS Fair, 2018 ended on December 26 on a high note, proving to be a grand success. Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ASRLM) organizes SARAS Fair every year with an aim to provide a platform to the rural artisans, to showcase their skills and products, raise awareness amongst urban customers on rural livelihood initiatives and also develop a market link.
The Fair saw a representation of 26 states and over 110 stalls. Sales accomplished amounted to a sum of Rs 2,11,27,348 which was a record of its own. Awards for the highest selling stores were honoured to four stalls in the fair. Kuhipaat Self Help Group, Biswanath Chariali was awarded the first prize followed by Lakhimi Self Help Group, Chandrapur (2nd), G and B Shawls, Jammu and Kashmir (3rd) and Looms of Assam, Dhokuakhana and Majuli Self Help Group (4th).
SARAS Fair was positively received by the people of Guwahati as they complimented the variety and quality of the fair. Mel’s Fruit Wine (Iasnohtilang SHG) received special attraction of the public due to its originality.
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