New Delhi: Nearly 12 weavers and 13 artisans belonging to 11 states are participating in the ‘Special Handloom and Handicrafts Expo’ which was inaugurated by the Secretary Textiles, Rachna Shah here today.
Addressing media persons, the Secretary Textiles emphasisised that the Government of India is continuously working through its various schemes with handloom and handicraft artisans. Support is being provided to them for better marketing, acquiring raw material, enhanced designing techniques and others, she said.
On the occasion of 2nd Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, the exhibition is an initiative of the office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms and Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India through National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd. to provide direct access to the handloom weavers and artisans to market their products to consumers. The exhibition enables an interface between the weavers/artisans and consumers.
The week-long exhibition at Handloom Haat, Janpath will conclude on November 21, 2022. The exhibition will be open to public from 11 am to 8 pm on all seven days.
Handloom and Handicraft sector is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. The handloom sector of India engages 31 lakh and handicraft sector of India engages more than 30 lakh persons which is next only to agricultural sector in the country.
Government of India has launched various schemes for Handloom and Handicrafts sector for branding of high-quality products with zero defects and zero effect on the environment to encourage and to give a distinct identity to the products, apart from highlighting the uniqueness of the products.