New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS) Minister of State for Rural Development Pradeep Jain Aditya on Monday reiterated the UPA government's commitment to give a fair deal to the rural artisans of the country.
Talking to media after inaugurating the Shishir SARAS Mela here, the Minister said that there is enough talent in over seven lakh villages of the country and his ministry is making all efforts to provide the rural talents reasonable markets to sell their products.
"Such fairs should also be organized in different parts of the country to promote the goods of one state into another," he said.
Referring to the international exposure given to some of the artisans, Jain underlined that more such fairs will be organized in future.
He said that he will also talk to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to expand Dilli Haat to accommodate more and more artisans.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Rural Development, S.Vijay Kumar said that the Ministry will promote such self-employment schemes like SARAS Mela.