E-Symposium on North-Eastern Handicrafts Inaugurated in IIM Shillong

Published: July 24, 2020

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda has inaugurated an e-symposium on handicrafts named ‘Emergent North-East India: Strategic and Developmental Imperatives in Handicrafts’, organized by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. The main objective of this is to promote marketing practices for the traditional lifestyle in India. There are various products in India that are imported though there is scope for development of such products, extensively, in India.

The Union Government is also trying to rope in the institutions of higher education to come together and develop the products required for our country rather than importing such products from other countries. The mantra should be to link the artisans to the global market so that the promotion can take place on a big scale and also more people take up this profession seeing the financial incentives of this industry.

The e-Symposium on handicrafts is a part of the e-Symposia Series initiated by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, IIM Shillong. The series is designed as a platform that brings together the policymakers, scholars, institutions, cooperatives and civil society to discuss and deliberate on the development initiatives in the North-East Region of the country.

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