New Delhi, Dec.1 : The recently held 28th India International Trade Fair offered an pportunity for several participating traders from the northeast to interact with traders from different parts of the country and abroad.
The annual trade fair held here from Nov.14 to 27. It offered them a good opportunity to share information and learn how to market their products.
There were 35 stalls from northeast; 12 from Assam, 3 from Manipur, 4 from Mizoram, 4 from Sikkim, 4 from Nagaland, 2 from Arunachal Pradesh, 2 from Meghalaya and 4 from Tripura. Northeastern traders are known for their indigenous handloom and handicraft work. They were looking for new markets in the trade fair.
Kakrioneoi of Nagaland, said " Being as part of the trade fair is a great experience. We have been able to promote our products, particularly, the women's products."
Sujata Pathak of Assam, said: "I am a lady entrepreneur. I'm here to do the marketing part. The response is good as far as Assam's traditional items are concerned."
During the course of the fair, every state from the northeast India tried to showcase its best products.
The displayed items included various eco-friendly products from Mizoram, handicraft and agricultural products from Meghalaya, 'Kauna' craft items of Assam. The craftsmen from Nagaland showcased their best handloom products.
Even, the food courts of various northeastern states won appreciation from the visitors.
Tenzing Liyo of Meghalaya, said: "We are focusing on organic products. What we are selling here are all organic products. There are people interested in it and there is a niche market for the products."
Y.Y.Singh of Manipur, said: "In future, we will participate in international trade fair to learn how to market." With the government at the Centre promoting northeast as the gateway of India, for other Southeast Asian nations, under her 'Vision 2020', the International trade fair has without any doubt provided a platform for northeastern traders to interaction with nearly 7,500 national and international entrepreneurs. By Gautam Parihar