The Odisha Government organise 12th Toshali National Craft Mela-2017 in Bhubaneswar at Janata Maidan from 15th-27th December 2017.
Artisans, weavers, painters and sculptors from all over the country will participate in this Crafts Mela & exhibit their traditional and contemporary handicraft and handloom products.
The meal is being organized by Handloom, Textiles & handicrafts Department in association with Development Commissioner (handicrafts), Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. State Institute for Development of Arts & Crafts (SIDAC), Gandamunda, Bhubaneswar an autonomous institution under Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department, Govt. of Odisha is implementing this mega National level, Crafts Mela.
This year the event will witness as many as 350 handicraft and handloom stalls. In addition, as many as 30 stalls will serve authentic Odia food which adds to the attraction of the whole event.
ATM counters, First Aid service, wheelchair for senior citizens, play zone for children will be available in the Mela premises.
Life Time Achievement Award and State Handicraft Award for the year 2016 will be given to eminent handicraft artisans. Provision of Rs.2.91 Crore has been made by HT & H Department for the organisation of this mega event.