Adivasi Mela 2018: Tribal Fair Continues to Draw Crowd

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Bhubaneswar: As with previous years, the fortnight long popular Adivasi Mela-2018 at the IDCO Exhibition Ground at Unit 3 here, is continuing to be a major crowd puller this year.

Business is also brisk at the fair at around 145 kiosks that are showcasing indigenous tribal products and 37 exclusive kiosks displaying and selling various handicrafts items made by the tribal communities.

Products like badis, turmeric, honey, tamarind paste, pulses and cereals like black gram, kandula, mustard, cumin seed, cinnamon and a large variety of rice are also quite popular in the fair.

The food stalls at the fair stacked with mouth-watering stuff are also the crowd pullers. People are seen relishing a number of delicacies. Apart from local dishes, visitors are also getting ample opportunity to taste cuisines from other parts of the state like mutton curry and puffed rice (mudhi-mansa) from Mayurbhanj district.

Besides the food stalls, the stage, located at the center of the fair too is a big hit as cultural groups from state are mesmerizing the revelers with spectacular performances.

The tribal fair will conclude on February 09.