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Govt to hold pan India handloom & handicraft camps
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Aug '17
The ministry of textiles, Government of India, proposes to organise pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the initiative ‘Hastkala Sahyog Shivir’. The camps will be organised during October 7 to October 17 this year, covering more than 200 handloom clusters and 200 handicraft clusters, in collaboration with state governments.
 
The initiative is dedicated to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Garib Kalyan Varsh, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay, an official release said.
 
The services that will be provided to the weavers and artisans in the camps would include issuance of credit facilities through MUDRA scheme; assistance for technological upgradation under Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata; distribution of modern tool kits and equipments; issuance of Yarn Pass Book; enrollment under IGNOU/NIOS courses; access to Common Service Centre facilities; and buyer-seller meets and expos.
 
In collaboration with state governments, the camps would be organised in more than 200 handloom Block Level Clusters and Weavers’ Service Centres and more than 200 handicraft clusters spread across the country. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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