Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pragati hits, Milon misses

Mamata Banerjee’s dream of converting Milon Mela into a Pragati Maidan might not come true anytime soon, but the agency responsible for the Bypass site would do well to take a leaf out of its national counterpart that maintains Delhi’s permanent fairground.

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) officials said the process of booking space for stalls at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan required all participants to mention “micro details” of their requirements, including power consumption, much ahead of the fair.

“This ensures that there is no communication gap or misunderstanding at any point,” said Jayanta Sengupta, the marketing manager of ITPO. “The system is not unique to Pragati Maidan. We follow this wherever we let out a space for fairs, including in metros such as Chennai."
Full report here Telegraph

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