Around 80 women from three producers groups are engaged in making the rakhis from biodegradable materials like cane and bamboo designed with a seed of an indigenous tree placed on top.
There are around 34,000 WSHGs and are 70 PGs having around 2,200 members at the district involved in various farm and non-farm livelihood activities.
Cuttack’s Maniabandha is a well-known hub of prolific weavers who have expertise in weaving Kataki or Maniabandha sarees.
The first batch of kulhads produced by the Om Sai Mahila Producer Group in the district was dispatched to the Indian Railways on Friday.
Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society in collaboration with Mission Shakti and Horticulture department set up its first panchayat vegetable resource centre at Gelapur village.