Shillong, December 14: With an aim of promoting trade and commerce of Northeastern states, the ninth East Himalayan Expo, 2017 was inaugurated today by the Governor of Meghalaya Shri Ganga Prasad at the U Soso Tham Auditorium, Shillong, in the presence of the Meghalaya Chief Secretary Y Tserin and Additional Chief Secretary PW Ingty.
The week long expo is being organised in the premises of the State Central Library by the India Trade Promotion Organisation in association with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and supported by the Government of Meghalaya, National Small Industries Corporation and Ministry of Ayush.
The product profile of the Expo which will continue till December 20, which comprises of organic sector, horticulture, household goods among others. Products include processed food, textiles, handicraft, leather products, electrical and electronic items, jute products, textile, good living, cosmetics, herbal products, health & fitness equipments among others.
Altogether 81 stalls have been put up for exhibition and sale. It is hoped that through participation in such fairs, artisans, entrepreneurs and startups will get the much needed exposure to further enhance their knowledge base and improve their market linkages.