Renovated Ekamra Haat opened for public
Bhubaneswar: The newly renovated Ekamra Haat with new looks and facilities has been reopened on Gandhi Jayanti today.
The Haat has two Zones – Ekamra Kutir and Ekamra Bazar. While Ekamra Kutir has 50 stalls including 8 for live demonstration, Ekamra Bazar has 33 stalls in a large open space.
Out of 83 stalls, 56 are for the handicrafts sector and 27 for the handlooms sector. The visitors will be able to buy handicrafts and handlooms products directly from the artisans and weavers of Odisha and can interact with them. The visitors can also learn about the production process through live demonstrations.
Sales outlets of Boyanika, Amlan, Sambalpuri Bastralaya and Utkalika have also been opened in the Haat.
Traditional Odia food along with famous delicacies from other parts of India will be available under one roof of Ekamra Haat. 10 food stalls are there in the Ekamra Kutir zone.
Moreover, facilities such as conference hall, open air theatre, ATM, Parking space are also available in the Ekamra Haat Premises for convenience of visitors, exhibitors and buyers.
The Haat will remain open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm daily following COVID 19 protocol and guidelines. However, its timings would be changed from 11 to 20 October.
The Ekamra Haat is managed by State Institute for Development of Arts and Crafts (SIDAC), Bhubaneswar. The Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department took over its management charge from IDCO in October, 2020.