The NABARD Karnataka regional office conducted an annual marketing event, ‘Grameena Habba,’ which provides rural artisans a platform to sell agricultural, handicraft, and handloom products in Bengaluru. The artisans under EDII and NABARD’s Parisar project set up their stall on environmental friendly straw products. The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary Planning Department, Government of Karnataka. She admired the artisans’ products and their alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals of eco-friendly consumption and production. During the five-day exhibition, the artisans generated an appreciable revenue.
Project Parisar is a one year project supported by NABARD for setting up Hub & Spoke model at Mysore of ‘coconut leaf straw making’ by 100 rural women from the region.