Bhubaneswar: Mission Shakti Mela, a 12-day-long crafts expo, was inaugurated at IDCO Exhibition Ground here Thursday.

The fair features as many as 213 stalls offering a diverse range of rural products, handloom, handicraft, NTFP, food items, spices and non-farm products.

Over 500 women members of 262 women self-help groups (SHGs) and producer groups (PGs) across the 30 districts of Odisha have participated at the fair with their produce.

A mobile application on Mission Shakti Mela was also launched that will inform the visitors regarding location of stalls, products and other facilities available at the fair.

A vibrant Selfie Corner is also installed at the fair to imprint visitors’ memory of Mission Shakti Mela.

A traditional village food court with food stalls offering Odia delicacies is also set up at the fair for the visitors.

The fair will continue till December 16, 2019 and will be open for visitors every day from 11:00 am to 09:00 pm.