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Varamahalakshmi festival gift: KSIC to sell silk sarees at Rs 4,500

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Mysuru, June 30: Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) is all set to make the upcoming Varamahalakshmi festival memorable one for women. State government owned KSIC has decided to offer sarees at the slashed price of Rs 4,500.

    Workers prepare a handwoven Saree made from very fine silk. PTI file photo

    Minister for Tourism and Sericulture Sa Ra Mahesh told media persons that the production of sarees has been started and will be sold from the festival day at the stalls of the corporation in the state. The saree is available in the range of Rs 10, 000 to Rs 2 lakh in the normal days.

    The government has decided to open additional stalls at Hotel Lalit Mahal Palace, near KRS Dam in Mandya and also at Badami and Aihole in Bagalkot district.

    "Notice will be served to shopkeepers, besides taking into account the boards if any, hung up in front of the shops," Minister said reacting to a query on constituting a vigilance squad to check spurious sales of sarees in the name of 'Mysore silk'.

    Taking into cognisance the tourism potential of the state, it is equally essential to hone the skills of the people connected with the industry like cab drivers and those in the hospitality industry who cater to a particular group of visitors only. A dedicated session will be conducted to teach them soft skills like - body language while behaving with tourists, the Minister said.

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