Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / First tableaux on Indian handicrafts this Republic Day
First tableaux on Indian handicrafts this Republic Day
25
Jan '12
Ministry of Textiles makes a beginning this year by floating a Tableaux on Indian Handicrafts on the Republic Day parade. Through this tableaux, the theme of Indian Handicrafts is portrayed and the tableaux conveys that while Indian handicraft sector is an unorganized, labour intensive decentralized industry, it provides employment to over 7 million artisans in rural and semi-urban areas.

Handicrafts form a substantial part of Indian exports and their share in the exports is increasing each year. Indian Handicrafts sector emerged as one of the most important foreign exchange earners for the country. Handicraft exports touched Rs. 10,534 crores in the year 2010-2011 while production was worth Rs. 17, 557 crores in the same year.

Shri S. S Gupta DC Handicraft while addressing to media said, “Indian handicrafts are part our old age tradition. Their rich and diverse work needs to be depicted to the world. This tableaux gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to all the artisans across our country”.

The tableaux will showcase the complete process of sourcing, manufacturing, retailing & export of handicrafts in different approaches. The tableaux will also consist of 10 artisans giving live demonstration of their craft work as well as 32 other crafts and craft items. The tableaux has been conceived and designed by National Centre for Design and Product Development, a national level design centre set up by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India to fill up the gap in the areas of design & product development in Indian Handicrafts Sector.

During the last few decades, there has been tremendous diversification, product innovation, product adaptation and product development made in nearly all types of raw material bases for handicrafts. Products now being produced and exported are not only gifts and decorative but a whole lot of utility items forming an important part of lifestyles.

Office of Development Commissioner, (Handicrafts) has nurtured and transformed Indian Handicrafts sector through its various flagship schemes such as Baba Sahib Hastshilp Vikas Yojana, Design & Technology Upgradation Scheme, marketing support services, Human Resource Development, Handicraft Artisans Welfare scheme and Research & Development scheme

The approach and strategy envisaged in the 12th Five Year Plan shall fulfill major gaps in the Handicrafts sector and the handicraft sector: the Magic of Gifted Hands will be the sunrise sector from the point of view of employment creation, income generation, incremental growth in the livelihoods due to more production and supply of goods. Major initiatives shall include setting up of national level craft university for providing skilled and trained manpower, advanced technology training centers at clusters for improvement in production process, handicraft parks for integrated and inclusive development of infrastructure. Emphasis will be on design and new product development and penetration in nontraditional markets.

The Ministry of Defense selected the Indian Handicraft Tableaux along with 9 others, out of the 25 Ministries that applied for display of tableaux during republic day parade. The Indian Handicrafts Tableaux will be no. 14 in the order of March at the parade.

Ministry of Textiles

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search