October 18, 2019 08:01 PM

 Chandigarh (Face2News)

Stalls put up by traders from Afghanistan selling famous items like 'mamras', premium quality almonds and other dry fruits are proving to be a big hit with the people visiting the 24th edition of the four-day CII Chandigarh Fair here. 

With Diwali festival round-the-corner, there is huge demand for dry fruits and Afghani stalls are turning out to be the people's first choice. 

Saffron, almonds, walnuts, black raisin, dried apricot and pistachios are some of the items which are in great demand, entrepreneur from Afghanistan said. 

"Afghani mamras are premium quality almonds available in the range of Rs 1,500-5,000. Premium quality sun dried apricots are available for Rs 1,200 per kg, they help to detoxify our body. Atrger, walnuts, raisins including black ones and pistachios are in great demand," said Abdul Azeez, who explains the health benefits of these products to customers visiting her stall. 

Azeez said he has been participating in CII Chandigarh Fair for the last twelve years. 

"I have been bringing products from Afghanistan and selling these in big metros like Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. People of India shower their love on Afghani people. Not for a single moment do we get a feeling that we are out of home," he said. 

Another trader Hamid also offers dry fruits and other famous products from his country. 

Besides, people visiting his stall make queries about premium quality saffron, 10 grams of which is available for Rs 3,000. "We have also brought pure honey and it is being liked by people," said Hamid.

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