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ODOP Scheme: UP CM launches virtual fair for artisans’ products

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |

October 20, 2020 4:58:02 am





Assuring that such initiatives would assist artisans in promoting their products to worldwide patrons as effectively, the CM additionally interacted with MSME entrepreneurs from a number of districts.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday inaugurated a “virtual bazaar” to showcase works of artisans underneath the federal government’s “one district, one product” scheme. The five-day virtual fair will see round 700 artisans and over 1,000 patrons from 35 nations take part.

The CM identified that from the carpets of Bhadohi, and sarees of Varanasi, to Chikankari of Lucknow and terracotta works of Gorakhpur, every of the state’s 75 districts has the potential to construct a novel product. He added that amid the Covid pandemic, the Centre and the state authorities are making efforts for promotion of small-scale industrialists and handicraft artisans. He mentioned their enterprise was not majorly affected by the pandemic and thus the virtual fair has been organised.



Assuring that such initiatives would assist artisans in promoting their products to worldwide patrons as effectively, the CM additionally interacted with MSME entrepreneurs from a number of districts.

A authorities spokesperson mentioned a particular portal has been launched for the fair — http:/vs.ficci.com/odop/— the place patrons, guests, sellers can all register themselves, take a virtual tour of the fair and assessment the products of any exhibit nearly.

The portal has reside chat facility, other than audio and video calls between patrons and sellers.

Online purchasing portals comparable to Amazon India, Ebay, NIFT Rae Bareli, Flipkart and so forth may even be taking part in webinars in addition to different digital classes which are a part of the virtual fair.

Meanwhile, MSME Minister Sidhartha Nath Singh knowledgeable that greater than 1000 patrons from 35 nations and about 700 artisans are taking part on this virtual fair.FICCI chairman Sangeeta Reddy and Indian High Commissioner in Britain Gayatri Kumar additionally participated within the five-day virtual fair on Monday.

Earlier within the day, Adityanath inaugurated and laid the inspiration stones of 75,696 public bathrooms and 21, 414 panchayat bhawans.

He mentioned public bathrooms could be a milestone from a safety viewpoint in addition to hygiene, particularly for girls. He mentioned knowledge exhibits that encephalitis deaths had lowered considerably due to higher hygiene.

He mentioned for cleansing of those new constructions, almost 59,000 girls in villages would additionally get employment.

The CM mentioned the federal government has determined to show group centres within the villages into mini Gram Sachivalayas and has determined to hyperlink them with high-speed Internet in order that caste certificates, revenue certificates and so forth may be availed from there and villagers wouldn’t have to go to tehsil workplace for such work.

A authorities spokesperson mentioned almost two lakh jobs could be created for “tech-savvy” rural youths with the development of recent panchayat bhawans and public bathrooms as Panchayat Bhawans are being linked with high-speed optical fibre in order that completely different services might be availed on-line at these “mini-secretaries” reasonably than visiting the Tehsil places of work for the identical.

While 18,847 public bathrooms and 377 Panchayat Bhawans have been inaugurated by the Chief Minister on Monday, he issued instructions to finish building of one other 35,058 public bathrooms and 21,414 panchayat bhawans inside six months.

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