An exhibition and sale of products made by women self-help groups (SHGs), organised by BAKDIL and supported by NABARD, began today at the BAKDIL Training Centre here.
At the inauguration, South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Hubert Marak thanked NABARD for supporting the event, which he said will benefit the livelihoods of SHG members.
He also thanked banks for lending support to the SHGs to increase their incomes through the production of local products and requested the SHG members to repay the bank loans faithfully.
During the programme, Khelchandra Chongtham, District Development Manager of NABARD, informed that the event will provide a unique platform for the SHG members in South Garo Hills to develop direct links with customers, understand their needs and requirements and earn additional income through the sale of local products. He also informed that these exhibitions and melas will help eliminate the role of middlemen in marketing of rural products.
During the exhibition programme, SHGs were able to showcase and sell their products, such as stools, pickles, ghee, pottery items, local fruit juice, vegetables and traditional cloths.