Uttarakhand stall steals the show at CII Chandigarh Fair 2019

Chandigarh,19.10.19-CII Chandigarh Fair 2019 being held at Parade Ground here is eliciting very good response from the visitors. One of the major attractions at the Fair is the stall set up by the Government of Uttarakhand.

Oora Infini an organization in Uttarakhand, wholly run by 300 women voluntarily working to promote swadeshi products, have set up an amazing example to the world stating that ‘She’ has the power to create, nurture and transform. The name Oora Infini is synonym to ‘Sab Theek hai’ making women realize that they are less than none.

The different types of LED lights introduced by them are 100% Indian. “These lights are superior to the ordinary lights available in the market. Our lights are expensive but highly durable and reparable. These lights don’t heat up easily and remain cool even after continuous usage. We hardly make use of machines in manufacturing our products, says the exhibitor. These women also impart training to jail inmates and juvenile homes; and women from Nari Niketan.

They are being supported by the Government of Uttarakhand under PMEGP scheme.

The pristine beauty of the State of Uttarakhand is no secret, but what is less known is the exquisite craftsmanship of the state’s artisans in handloom and handicraft articles.

The traditional woollen coat of Uttarakhand is also available at the Fair. The speciality of the coat is that it is made of sheep wool – Marino. It is in huge demand by visitors. Its woollen shawls, sweaters, jackets, mufflers and cardigans for male and female buyers are priced between Rs 900 to Rs 15,000.

Kurtis and dresses for kids with traditional handicraft from Uttarakhand is another hit at the Fair. The Department has brought natural cereals, pulses, wheat flour, grains, spices, edible oils, herbs and even different varieties of organic tea.

“It is the second day and we have sold almost all our stock. Visitors are loving organic pulses and vegetables grown in the hill state. People are becoming more inclined towards organic food items considering their health benefits. We are extremely happy with the kind of response we have received at CII Chandigarh Fair, which is very encouraging,” said, a representative at the Uttarakhand stall.

Hand-painted Dupattas from West Bengal catch eyeballs at CII Chandigarh Fair

Interesting artefacts and handicrafts from West Bengal on display at the States of India Pavilion is getting tremendous response at the CII Chandigarh Fair 2019 which is on till 21st October 2019 at Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Hand-painted dupattas from West Bengal are a big hit this year. “Visitors have really liked hand-painted dupattas and suits and we have sold all our unstitched kurtis and are out-of-stock,” said an artisan. Dupattas are priced between Rs 550 and Rs 650 while kurtis are priced between Rs 600 and Rs 900.

West Bengal State Export Promotion Society are showcasing their wooden carvings & sculptures, utensils, artificial flowers, decorative showpieces, jute bags, crystal necklaces, cotton katha suits, hand-made soft toys, hand-stitched sarees, etc.

“Artisans from District Krishnanagar are showcasing hand-made clay dolls depicting human figures, idols of Hindu religion, and great men of India. The unique feature of these sculptures is that the artisans are very particular about the display of human anatomy,” said a Senior Official from West Bengal State Export Promotion Society.

Priced between Rs 50 and Rs 2,500, copper ornaments from West Bengal are another highlight. Ornaments made of Dokra are the most hot-selling products at the West Bengal stalls. Dokra is an ancient form of metallurgy and the ornaments are made after melting metal.

Special hand-stitched suits and sarees, priced between Rs 5,000 and Rs 7000 are most sought-after ones. It takes them one year to complete one suit. Artisans have brought a variety of sola, palm and cane flower sticks and jute and Cotton flower swings, which are being especially liked by children.

Rajasthan – The land of deserts, camels and colours

Another key attraction is an exquisite range of ancient blue pottery from Jaipur which is hand-made and is world-famous for its color and brightness. Priced between Rs 50 and Rs 600, these artisans are showcasing a wide range of Diyas, lanterns, wall hangings, bathroom sets, and a range of decorative items. Ranging between a nominal price of Rs 250 to 300, these lanterns and diyas are a must buy for Diwali.

Art and handicrafts from Rajasthan with some very artistic aarti thalis, besides beautiful ear rings, cutlery, pen-stands, marble statues, salt and pepper dispensers are another highlight.

Pickles, papads and some sweets and savouries like gachak and mongra are tempting the taste buds of visitors.

Many other items like waterproof doormats; jaipuri jutti are also a hit.


The 24th edition CII Chandigarh Fair has participation of many SMEs and MSMEs that avail this fair as a powerful tool of experiential marketing channel that engages an active and highly motivated audience in a face-to-face environment.

Chandigarh,19.10.19-The 24th edition CII Chandigarh Fair has participation of many SMEs and MSMEs that avail this fair as a powerful tool of experiential marketing channel that engages an active and highly motivated audience in a face-to-face environment.

CII Fair acts as a boost for the SME and MSME exhibitors as they get to experience a dynamic customer base. Visitors have a wide range of products to choose from NABARD, NSIC and National Jute Board stalls.

A stall put up by J.S. Manufacturers from NSIC have introduced a very exclusive eco-friendly refrigerator which does not run on electricity. It is made from ‘Kutch Ki Mitti’, a district in Gujarat. This refrigerator runs on water. It has a 12 litre water tank which keeps the temperature of the refrigerator 15 degrees lesser than the room temperature. Thus, preserving food and all other products just like a normal refrigerator which works with electricity.

Not only this, they have even come forward with microwave safe utensils made from ‘kutch ki mitti’. They can be utilized for the same purpose that is served by plastic made utensils but in an environment-friendly manner. These products are made in temperature upto 900 degrees, which makes them easily usable on stove and even in microwave. Such an ideology can save our environment in effective and in less time than expected.

Undoubtedly, CII provides a great platform and acts as a catalyst in showcasing new inventions and inculcate the habits among the general public towards saving our planet Earth. The exposure which the artists get here adds a lot to their confidence, especially the under-privileged women of the society. It is a great platform for women empowerment also.