Jute products are better alternative to plastic bags: DC

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Mangalore, Jul 3, 2013: To create awareness on eco friendly jute products among the city dwellers, National Jute Board under the Union Ministry of Textiles organized a ‘Jute Fair’ for five-days and an exhibition-cum-sale of lifestyle jute decorative products at Hotel Woodlands on July 31, Wednesday.


Deputy Commissioner N Prakash inaugurated the promotional exclusive Jute Fair and said that using jute products in the present times is a good practice and it will be an alternate for the use of plastic bags.



‘Around 25 jute entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala are exhibiting their products at this 5-day fair and participants are given stalls free of cost’, said National Jute Board Marketing Promotion Officer Mr. Ayyappan.



A number of interesting jute products such as bags, bangles, purses, hair clips, chains, sandals, pencil boxes, mats, mobile covers, carpets, handicrafts, wall-hangings, file folder, jute pass book, key holder, ATM card holder, foot wares and jute products are  displayed at the jute fair.




Milk Powder for School students:

Deputy Commissioner also said that the government will provide milk powder for students of schools in the district and District In charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai will inaugurate the event, said in the sidelines of the function.

By: Satish Kapikad

Pics by: Drithi

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