Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian govt releases Rs 1.7bn for handicraft promotion
Indian govt releases Rs 1.7bn for handicraft promotion
Mar '13
The Government of India is implementing several schemes for promotion and development and upliftment of handicrafts in the country, Minister of Textiles Mr. Anand Sharma said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Parliament.
Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY), Design and Technology Upgradation (DTU), Marketing Support and Services (MSS), Human Resource Development (HRD), Research and Development (R&D), and Handicrafts Artisans Comprehensive Welfare Scheme are presently being implemented by the Government, the Minister said.
The Government has released a total of Rs. 1.708 billion under the various schemes for promotion of handicrafts during 2011-12.
A sum of Rs. 486.708 million was released under AHVY, followed by Rs. 456.193 million for MSS, Rs. 347.2 million for Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, Rs. 189.724 million for DTU, Rs. 169.572 million for HRD, and Rs. 58.913 million for R&D by the Government during last fiscal year. 
India’s handicraft exports during April 2012-January 2013 stood at Rs. 125.564 billion, the Minister said.
India’s handicraft exports have grown from Rs. 87.189 billion in 2009-10, to Rs. 105.339 billion in 2010-11, and to Rs. 129.752 billion in 2011-12, according to the figures of Export Promotion Council for Handicraft (EPCH).

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Kornit Digital

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

'Customisation is an advantage of digital printing'

Changing business models and companies' decision to reduce their...

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

China's textile & apparel exports up 10.2% in Jan 2017

Exports of textiles and garments from China resumed growth in the...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Feb 2017

Delta Galil's Q4 operating profit jumps 80%

In the three months to December 31, 2016, operating profit at apparel ...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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