Tribune News Service
Mandi, December 31
The products prepared by the self-help groups of Lahaul, under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission, are attracting a lot of tourists to an exhibition in Kullu and Manali.
Knitted socks, gloves, sweaters, traditional food products such as dosa, local tea, marchu, thupka and momos are available at the exhibition at Hotel Himalayan in Manali and Hotel Sarvari of the Tourism Development Corporation in Kullu.
The district administration’s initiative is yielding positive results for us. It has boosted the morale of the women self-help groups. Mangal Dasi, member, self-help group
Lahaul-Spiti Deputy Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said the women self-help groups preparing these traditional handicrafts and delicacies of Lahaul were receiving a good response from the tourists.
The DC said the Lahaul-Spiti district administration would extend full help and guidance to these self-help groups to promote their handicraft products and delicacies at the national level. The tourists could also enjoy these delicacies during the Winter Carnival, which would kick off on January 2 in Manali.
Meanwhile, Neon Dhairya Sharma, project director and District Mission Manager of National Rural Livelihood Mission, Kullu, and Lahaul Spiti, said the activities were being carried out under an action plan and as per the DC’s guidelines so that the self-help groups could earn a better income.