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Saras Food Festival 2022 is inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Rural Development

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  • The Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste inaugurated the “Saras Food Festival 2022” in New Delhi on 28 October 2022.
  • The Food Festival has been organized by the Union Rural Development Ministry from 28th October to 10th November, 2022 in New Delhi.
  • Shri Kulaste said, Ministry of Rural Development will take steps to establish Saras stalls by women SHGs in all State capitals, major cities and metros, airports and railway stations for widening the reach of marketing.
  • He said, more and more people will be exposed to ethnic and home-made handicrafts, paintings, toys, food and other items.
  • The Minister said, each women beneficiary must save at least one lakh rupees per annum through sale of local products.
  • Nagendra Nath Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development said that there are about 8 crore 62 lakh women are members of SHGs and they have presence in 97% of Blocks, while 85 % of them are directly connected with the network of the Ministry.

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