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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
01-February-2016 14:52 IST
Textiles Minister to inaugurate National Handicrafts Fair at Dilli Haat tomorrow

Minister of State for Textiles (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar will inaugurate the exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts developed by artisans of clusters, at Dilli Haat on 2nd February 2016 at 6 P.M. The fair will remain open for public till 15th of February 2016. Cluster artisans from all over India will participate in the fair.

The fair has been conceptualized with a view to provide direct marketing platform for innovative products, developed by 120 Artisans of Handicrafts Clusters supported and promoted by Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). The event will showcase the best of Indian Handicrafts in quality, design and versatility from all over the country. This programme is being organized as an exclusive fair for Handicraft products in India at a grand scale, to increase visibility of the products in domestic market. The programme will also benefit the artisans from Clusters who are unable to participate in International Fairs due to high cost. The rental space and infrastructure shall be provided free of cost to these participants. It is proposed to organize a Thematic Display at Dilli Haat for the benefit of Cluster Artisans. A cultural programme representing the folk art is also being organized on the occasion.

The fair is being promoted and marketed by Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS), with financial assistance from the office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Textiles Secretary Smt. Rashmi Verma will be the guest of honour. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Dr. K.Gopal and other dignitaries will be present during the function.