Published on : Monday, September 13, 2021
For promoting tourism and to provide a favorable platform for the tribal artisans and craftsmen, the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department has planned Araku Haat and eat street in Araku mandal.
The project is coming up at an estimated cost of Rs. 7.7 crore and works concerning the same have already started. While the Araku Haat is coming up at a cost of Rs. 5.5 crore, the eat street will be created at a cost of Rs. 2.2 crore at Kothavalasa in Araku mandal. A dedicated crafts bazaar, an open amphitheater, a shopping complex with ATM facility, impressive landscaping, selfie points and a security room comprise features forming an integral part of the Araku Haat.
Locals can make their crafts and sell them directly to customers without involving any middlemen. There will be engagement of local communities too. Tribalscan also put up exhibitions at the venue identicalto DilliHaat in Delhi,said T Prasad Reddy, Divisional Manager of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).
The eat street will bring the cuisines of Araku Valley, including bamboo chicken and Araku coffee, spread over 10 food courts getting set up in the region. The venture will have a spacious parking space.
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