Re-introducing organic products
The national Capital’s Dilli Haat will be the site of India’s biggest offering of organic products ranging from food, fabrics and furniture to personal care and home décor. Organised by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, the ‘Women of India Exhibition 2015 – Organic Products’, celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs of rural India. Participants from all across the country will have the opportunity to travel and stay in Delhi free of cost for the entire duration of the exhibition and showcase their wares in the capital.
Not only will this benefit women entrepreneurs but promote the healthier option of organic food and products for consumers in Delhi, as well as across the nation. The ‘Women of India Exhibition of Organic Products,’ which is intended to highlight the health and environmental advantages of organic goods, provide a platform for women engaged in it and encourage the development of sustainable and easily accessible sales outlets.
The exhibition, which will showcase organic products from all across India is dedicated to women of India whereby women entrepreneurs engaged in the production of organic goods from mostly rural areas get an opportunity to exhibit and sell their products without incurring any personal expenditure. The exhibition will have more than 250 stalls selling organic produce.
Given the ever increasing interest in beauty and wellness and growing environmental awareness, this year’s organic theme for its regular ‘Women of India Exhibition’ is particularly relevant. Organic options encourage consumers to adopt a healthier lifestyle and offer a means to protect the planet and its precious natural resources. Well known environmentalist and Women & Child rights champion, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development, explains the importance of making the shift to organic, “Organic foods have been proven to contain more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than similar foods produced with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and preservatives. Organic farming relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and organic methods of pest control. Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure.”
Organic plants and food crops have also been found to contain higher amounts of salicylic acid which fights bowel cancer and the hardening of arteries that leads to heart conditions, strokes and other ailments. The exhibition will have more than 250 stalls selling organic produce. During the exhibition, entry for all visitors will be free.