Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The 20th National level Handloom Expo-2021 kick started in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday at IDCO Exhibition Ground in Unit-3 will continue till February 17.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian and being organized by the State Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department.
Many other dignitary including Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Jena, Handlooms Department Commissioner Subha Sarma, Director of Textiles and Handloom Jyoti Prakash Das, MD of Boyanika and officials were present at the inauguration ceremony.
Amid of strict Covid guidelines, the fair to remain open from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm daily. As many as 134 stalls have been set up at the exhibition of which 84 stalls are meant for state participants and rest are from a number of other States including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Notably, last year the expo had scored the sale of around Rs 9.50 crore and expected to do business of more than Rs 10 crore this year.