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Rural mart launched to promote local products


GOALARA, June 11 - A rural mart under the NABARD�s Krishak Samridhi Project,�implemented by the Ajagar Social Circle, an NGO based in Agia,�was inaugurated recently at Agia town, Goalpara.

Inaugurating the rural Mart Goalpara AGM-DD Rajkumar Metei said �the aim behind the mart is to provide a market for domestic products produced by rural people of the area.

He said the rural mart will provide a market linkage to the local people and artisans engaged in producing�indigenous items�to fetch competitive prices.

He said that the rural mart will act as an aggregate of the collective market products produced by�rural artisans and weavers besides the farmers from where they will be able to get farm inputs at lower prices.

Moreover, around 1,200 rural people, including women entrepreneurs will be benefited from the project.

Santosh Kumar, LLDM, UCO Bank, Goalpara, said the project will encourage economic activities at the grassroots level for enhancing and generating employment and earning opportunities of the rural people primarily�to become self-reliant.

He said the rural mart will act as a platform for boosting the rural economy where most of the people are dependent on agriculture.

Also present was Ashok Nath, secretary, Agagar Social Circle. Various handicraft items including bamboo products, handloom items, vegetables and fruits and small farm tools are available at the rural mart currently.

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