Handicrafts Current Affairs, GK & News

Ministry of Textiles launches “Local4Diwali” campaign

The Union Ministry of Textiles has launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”.  The campaign has been launched to promote the Indian handicraft which is the cultural heritage of the country and also a source of livelihood for many. As per the available data, the handicrafts sector is a major sector of women empowerment as almost ..

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First virtual Trade Fair of India

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts hosted a four day virtual fair for around 200 Indian Exporters. The exporters were mainly from the industries of fashion jewelry and accessories Highlights The four-day fair that was conducted online focused on markets such as Europe and United States. The fair generated business opportunities of Rs 153 crores. ..

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Banjara People

On occasion of International Women’s Day, Vijaya Pawar was given control of one of the social media accounts of the PM. She was given this honour for her work in promoting Banjara handicrafts. Banjara Tribe The Banjaras are a nomadic tribe noted for their role as supply chains in earlier times. They traded in salt, ..

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Kala Kumbh: Exhibition to promote GI crafts and Heritage of India held in New Delhi

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Textiles organized “Kala Kumbh”. It is an exhibition to promote GI (Geographical Indication) crafts and heritage of India. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. Highlights The exhibition has been planned in several cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The exhibition is ..

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SFURTI Scheme update given in the Parliament-Rs 2.3 crores budget allocated

The Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) on February 3, 2020, provided an update on the SFURTI scheme being implemented. Highlights A total amount of Rs 2.3 crores has been sanctioned for the scheme in the budget 2020.The Ministry updated the house that currently the scheme is working towards the following Developing clusters ..

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