Handicrafts Current Affairs - 2020

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. Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

Surajkund Mela-International Crafts Fair organized by Haryana with HP as theme state

On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by the Haryana Government in Faridabad. Around 20 countries and the states of India are participating in the fair. Highlights The partner country of the fair is Uzbekistan. The theme state of the fair Read More…

GoI to organize more than 100 Hunar Haats in next 5 years

The Ministry of Minority Affairs will organize more than 100 Hunar Haat in the next five years. The move aims to increase employment opportunities to craftsmen, artisans and culinary experts and also to increase their market exposure. Highlights The Ministry will organize Hunar Haats in Chennai, Delhi, Kolakata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Patna, Dehradun and Indore. The Read More…