Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Traders and customers were upbeat at the day three of PITEX today at Ranjit Avenue. PITEX is not only serving showcase for many enterprising units but also serving a launching pad for small and big players. Many opting it as launching their products after the Govt of Punjab assurance to manufacturing sectors. Many SAARC nations’ delegates keen on investments in agri sector.
Strengthening the nationwide ‘Make In India’ Amritsar based Jaycee Soil Master devised a Back Hoe, a implement for digging after its three years extensive research. Company’s Kanav Aggarwal revealed that machine made the maximum utilization of farmer’s tractor. Machine was introduced in five days PITEX show. The tractor which is used for three months during the seasonal crops now can be further used in digging, irrigational purposes, dairy farming, Brick Kiln, Road Construction and mining. This machine can help farmers to add yet another source of income which can be attached and de-attached with tractor in 15 minutes time without any mechanic neither any modification in tractor.
Participating first time in the PITEX, Department of North East Region (DoNER) has displayed a massive collection of handicraft and handlooms. Representing Guwahati based DoNER office its 15 member team has provided wide options in traditional craftsmanship. Priced from Rs 50 to 50,000, DoNER pavilion is providing vivid option in furniture, bamboo, silk sarees, wall hangings, sweaters, jackets, shawls, mufflers and various forms of handlooms and handicrafts. , According to Tapan Kumar Sharma, DGM, North East Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd, we have a massive turnout in their stall and Punjabi are looking for the wide option of warmth to brave the chill here. “
Isa Mohammad, a dry fruit trader from Cairo Egypt, said PITEX starts with a promising note as a number of retail buyers kept coming and bought dry fruit and exotic condiments sourced from Central Asian countries. Hanan has been attending the trade exhibition here for the past four years. He has brought hing, saffron, dry fruits and spices from her native country Egypt, besides from Iran and Afghanistan. Apart from that 15 other stalls from Pakistan are selling products mainly women attires.
Keeping in view growing awakening towards healthy eating habits, organic food stalls were also seen at the trade fair. Lucknow based Organic India’s Manish said, “Tea, food supplements, Chywanprash, Desi Ghee, Honey , pickle and other grocery items sourced from certified organic farms from various part of country are available here.”
MILKFED (Verka) has launched a Rs 5 Butter sachet. With the advent of winters, PITEX has brought two Rewari sellers namely Shiv Shyam Tillpatti Udyog from Jaipur and one from Beawar. Both have brought wide range of tillpatti, chikki, tillbugha, chikki, burfi and other forms of winter sweats.
Honda has launched 110 CC without gear bike – Navi with the same features of Activa priced at Rs 52000 while Chennai based tractor company Massy Ferguson has launched 75 HP Messy 2635 4 WD for Punjab market from this launch pad.