Anantapur: District Collector Veera Pandian inaugurated the 10-day-long Lepakshi Handicrafts Exhibition at the Junior Arts College grounds here on Friday. Handicrafts products produced by about 100 handicrafts artisans from all over the country are being displayed at the exhibition.
District Collector Veera Pandian inaugurating the Lepakshi Handicrafts Exhibition at the Junior Arts College grounds in Anantapur on Friday.
He said that the government has created a marketing platform for the artisans through the AP Handicrafts Development Corporation since 1982 and organising Craft Melas with the 100 artisans and their products.
AP Handicrafts Development Corporation Chairman Pale Prasad has stated that a galaxy of craft products from all over the country are available for the people and art lovers in the form of Pochampalli saris, Hyderabad printed saris, Lucknow saris, Bengal, Tripura, and Venkatagiri saris, and Badalpur printed saris, dress materials and handloom saris. The Central government provides 75 per cent of the exhibition expenditure and the state government gives 25 per cent.