Tripura chief minister, Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday met members of local self-help groups (SHGs) in his official residence in Agartala to take stock of their problems.

During the meeting, he enquired about the problems, marketing opportunity for the finished products and other issues pertaining to the businesses of these SHGs.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said, “Let us celebrate the forthcoming Diwali by purchasing earthen lamps and other Diwali related products made by local artisans and businessmen.

He asked the public to extend their full support to these artisans, being inspired by the clarion call of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to go local.

“When the entire world is reeling in the darkness of COVID19, let us come together to light a lamp of hope and resilience in the homes of our local artisans and weavers,” he said.

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