Tripura hosts a craft fair to promote inter-state trade

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Agartala, May 22 (ANI): Entrepreneurs from most parts of India now want to tap the business potential of Tripura as there is now a view that insurgency is on its last legs.

Entrepreneurs from Manipur, Assam, West Bengal, Delhi and Haryana recently gathered for a 15 day-long handloom fair in Agartalas's Children Park.

They were not only able to do good business, but also establish links with businessmen from the region.

"A fair means a place where people get together. Moreover, we get products of different states at very reasonable prices. We have met many people here and done some shopping at the exhibition," said Bani Dutta, a customer from West Bengal.

"This fair has been organized to give a boost to the handloom and handicraft sector. This place has become a hub for selling a variety of handmade products from different states. A customer has a choice of products at very reasonable prices," added Sudarsan Mandal, an organizer from Kolkata.ponsored by the Union Textiles Ministry and organized by the Manipur Handlooms, the fair has been organized to boost inter-state trade.

The response both from indigenous traders and visitors has been overwhelming.

"This fair is a common platform where people from different backgrounds and states come together. This helps in maintaining harmony among people. It also shows that Tripura is a peaceful state and so people from outside are coming here for business," said Debabrata Singh, a visitor.

"I really liked this fair, as it has been profitable for me. Sale of handloom and handicraft products will popularize my products.

It's a good effort," said Leshna, a Manipur trader. By Pinaki Das(ANI)

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