District Banda ODOP
Shajar stone Banda, a district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh having a rich historical tradition going back to the remote antiquity. It prominently known for ODOP Shajar stone, which is used for making jewellery and the historically and architecturally significant sites Khajuraho and Kalinjar. Shazar is a nature’s gift, to mankind this stone is a geological wonder with very high and geological value.
ODOP known as Shajar, Fungus Augite, or Tree Augite. This stone is found exclusively in the Ken River and has fossils of fungus inside it that resemble patterns of leaves or trees, adding to the stone’s beautyThe Shajar stone is primarily used for making exquisite jewelry and has gained popularity across the country. The skilled craftsmen of Banda work diligently to craft beautiful jewelry pieces that are not only visually appealing but also hold cultural significance. The availability of ODOP (Shajar) stone has provided a source of livelihood for many artisans in the region and has contributed to the growth of the local economy. The government has taken several initiatives to promote and protect this unique craft under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme, which has helped to strengthen the backbone of the local craftsmen and preserve their art for future generations.

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