New Grameen Angadi in Banashankari


The third shop is to benefit 200 farmers and several families

Bangalore, March 15, 2018: The new outlet of Grameen Angadi promoting organic and handcrafted products is to help 200 farmers and several families.

“Two hundred farmers are dependent on this shop. They all come under the Gramina Karakushala Udyama: a trust formed by artisans and farmer,” said P.Rajashekar, the founder and manager of this initiative.

As Actress Sudha Rani cut the ribbon and entered the shop there were applause and cheers from the farmers and fans. This is the third shop after the ones in Jayanagar and Rajajinagar.

Sudha Rani took a tour of the shop and said, “We should not forget our roots and Rajashekar and team are going to their roots and helping the peasants by promoting these products which are very artistic.”

Halesh Kumbar, who is from the artisan community called the Kumbars, while exhibiting the pots that he had made, said, “I have been practicing my craft for the past 15 years in Shimoga district and I have been given an opportunity to promote it in this shop.”

Hanumantha Raju, a farmer, said, “These products usually don’t get much attention as there is no one promoting them. However, there has been a silent turn around. Certain people recognize the work put into them. Their quality is unquestionable.”

Mysore and Tumakuru products are predominantly sold in the shop.

Grameen Angadi’s prominent products are organic food like ragi chocolates, fried quinoas and fried organic millet and hand-made clothes.