Weekend shoppers throng CII Chandigarh Fair 2017

 Chandigarh:14.10.17-Shoppers from Tricity and surrounding areas made the most of attractive discounts as they thronged CII Chandigarh Fair 2017 at the Parade Grounds on the second day today. Hundreds visited the fair with families to shop for Diwali festivities. Some innovative product ideas attracted the crowds at the fair.

 Earthy appeal of organic, Ahimsa silk from Jharkhand attracts many at CII Chandigarh Fair 2017 on day 2 of the fair 

Chandigarh14.10.17:Shoppers from Tricity and surrounding areas made the most of attractive discounts as they thronged CII Chandigarh Fair 2017 at the Parade Grounds on the second day today. Hundreds visited the fair with families to shop for Diwali festivities. Some innovative product ideas attracted the crowds at the fair.

True to modern sensibilities to wear clothes produced without any harm to an organism, the stalls put up by the Department of Handloom, Government of Jharkhand, at the fair attracted lovers of pure handloom silk wear. Aptly named ‘Ahimsa silk’, the silk is produced without killing the silk moth. “Buying beautiful Tussar silk sarees made without killing the silk moth makes for guilt-free silk shopping. We want to use products produced keeping in mind our responsibility towards all living organisms and Ahimsa silk fits the bill,” says Neha, a resident of Chandigarh. Sarees, suits and cloth made of Ahimsa silk made for a hot sell at the Fair today.

Organic is catching up in food items only but also when it comes to buying silk for women from Chandigarh. Women made a beeline to the stalls of the Government of Jharkhand to buy organic silk which is produced without the use of chemicals from cocoon to pre-loom stage. Lakhs of families in Jharkhand are engaged in producing this precious silk. Jharkhand is the only state of the country with the certification for production of organic Tussar.

“The earthy appeal of Tussar silk sarees fits our Corporate aesthetics making it our favourite cloth to make a style statement,” says Shama, a banker by profession.

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Shop Cashless ! 
Now online payments just a ‘thumb impression’ away
Union Bank of India brings AADHAAR-linked payment system at CII Chandigarh Fair

Chandigarh-14.10.17:What if we did not have to carry any documents not even a debit or credit card to make an online payment? The Union Bank of India has made it possible with a unique app  launched at the CII Chandigarh Fair 2017. This AADHAAR-enabled payment system works on biometric system. Yes all you have to do is give a thumb impression and payment up to Rs 2,000 will be made through your AADHAAR-linked bank account without submitting any documents.  

“Since the app is based on biometrics, it is safer than other options as well. I find making a thumb impression to pay is easier than other options. No one can copy our thumb impression making it a secure option. ,” says Rakesh Sharma, a user of the app. 
 
"The option is bound to catch up as it makes payments simpler in the time - constrained existence of modern day lifestyles," says Sudha Sharma, a visitor.
 
A mobile ATM machine has been facilitated by CII for the convenience of shoppers. 

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CII Chandigarh Fair 2017 solicits Hotels & Restaurants to adopt climate control techniques 

 - Innovative clay tiles find favour with visitors at CII Chandigarh Fair 2017

 Chandigarh14.10.17-:Modern day house owners who want to live in environment-friendly houses found an answer in Monier Roofing Tiles at CII Chandigarh Fair 2017. A house so constructed that it cuts on the heating of the building thereby bringing down the cost of air conditioning is a dream for modern house owners. Moreover, the concept is very well accepted in Hotels & other Commercial Enterprises. 

 

The tiles made of clay and concrete are available at the CII Chandigarh Fair 2017 and have evoked interest among visitors. “We normally associate slanting tiles with houses in the Eastern and Southern parts of India where it rains as well as the hill areas where it rains a lot. The trend is now changing from flat roof to slanted roofs even in the plains of North as it cuts down on the heat absorption a lot. Not only are these tiles aesthetic to look at but also environment-friendly,” says Saurabh, a representative of the company.  

 

“The clay cuts on the heat and there is no algae formation and is not slippery because of the paint used on these. The tiles made of clay and cement are also long lasting,” he adds.

 
“We want to go for slanting roof tiles for the ethnic feel in the aesthetics of the house and the environment-friendly quality of the tiles,” says Hema Singh, a visitor to the Fair.
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Forest department Chandigarh, Ministry of AYUSH inspire visitors to herbal

  • Provide rare herbal plants free of cost at CII Chandigarh Fair 2017

Chandigarh:14.10.17-In a unique initiative, the Department of Forests, Chandigarh, has brought rare herbal plants for the visitors at the CII Chandigarh Fair 2017. Rising awareness towards the benefits of herbal plants saw many make a beeline for the stall put up by the Ministry of AYUSH and Forest Department Chandigarh. The rare plants made available for free at the Fair had people of all age groups vying for them.

Lemon grass, Giloe, Stevia, aloe vera, Brahmi, Neem, Jamun, Kush, Vacha, Aparajita, Amla, Arjun, Ajwain, Kalmegh, etc have been made available at the fair. “People can register with us for the plants they want and collect them later from our nursery later. It is a Ministry of AYUSH initiative to promote healing through rare herbs and the repsonse has been very positive as people have great faith in the ancient herbs. The fact that herbal plants which are not comnmonly found elsewhere has hundreds registering with us every day,” says Kumar.