The Konkan Division and District Rural Progress Cell along with the Gram Vikas department organized an exhibition called “Konkan Saras” at Urban Haat. For the first time since its inauguration propably, a sizeable number of people visited Urban Haat. Perhaps it’s got to do with the ongoing Konkan Festival that was inaugurated last week. The festival gives the visitors a variety of selection to choose from and visitors can’t seem to get enough. As the name suggests, the products sold at the twenty-odd stalls are from the Konkan region of Maharashtra, a good number have come from Sindurdhurg. The women selling them are rustic but their presentation skills need to be seen to be believed. The items on display have been cleanly packed and are neatly arranged on tables. For starters, there is quite an array of papads in flavours, rice wheat, tomato, potato, spinach and cumin flavoured. There’s also the popular sago papad, all priced at Rs 25 a packet. There is also dried stuffed chillies, mutton, chicken and fish curry powders, garam masala and various chillies powders. Speaking on the exhibition, the visitors said that they were welcomed with much respect which shows the culture of the Konkan. The festival was definitely a one of its kind and worth a visit. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Kala Jadhav for NMTV News.
January 27, 2016