“Haat of India” at Bhopal from December 21 to 23

Bhopal: Planned efforts are being made to provide market for sale of products of self-help groups of Madhya Pradesh’s rural areas. For giving a major shape to these efforts a conference of producers, sellers and exporters from China and India will be held at Bhopal Haat here from December 21 to 23. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan will inaugurate Haat of India on December 21 at 10.30 am at Hotel Marriott. The event will be held under with aegis of Madhya Pradesh Livelihoods Forum with the cooperation of India-China Economic and Cultural Council.

About 150 representatives of 75 industrial establishments of China and representatives of Madhya Pradesh and other states of the country will participate in Haat of India. The Chinese industry representatives will also evince interest in establishment of industries and investment in rural areas of the state. About 1000 SHGs will also participate. At the Haat, best products of 50 selected SHGs will be displayed. Office-bearers of India-China Economic and Cultural Council and senior officers of Union and state governments will also be present.

It is noteworthy that economic growth of Madhya Pradesh can be given a new direction through effective use of state’s immense natural and mineral resources. With this in view, initiative will be taken for quality products by upgrading technical knowledge of self-help groups. Neighbouring country China has achieved unprecedented progress through rural entrepreneurship. Working on these lines, quality of state’s rural products will be improved and provided international market. Haat of India will become an effective platform for production of traditional products through modern and latest techniques and provide them international market.

In the state, successful efforts have been made to ensure economic development of rural BPL families by forming their self-help groups through District Poverty Initiative Project and State Rural Livelihoods Mission. Through Haat of India, initiative will be taken to further strengthen women financially ensuring their role in rural economy. This novel initiative will help in garnering investment in small and cottage industries in the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. It will promote rural economy of the state and country.

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