The government is working on “One district, one product” to boost the handicraft sector

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The government is working on “One District, One Product”, which will boost the handicraft sector as well as artisans, Union Minister Darshana Jardosh said on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the “Boutique Lota” at the National Museum of Handicrafts, the Minister of State for Textiles said that museums have enormous potential to attract tourists and foreign buyers.

She added that the Center is working towards “One District, One Product” which will give impetus to the handicraft sector as well as artisans.

The minister underlined the importance of artisans and urged not to trade their art, which is an invaluable gift to the country. Jardosh also said that in line with National Handloom Day, she wanted a day dedicated to crafts.

The Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India (CCIC), popularly known as Central Cottage Industries Emporium, has recently opened its new outlet “Lota Shop” at the Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan with the aim of attracting Indian tourists and strangers.

Textiles Secretary UP Singh spoke about the facilities provided by the museum and said that in the future he expects encouraging attendance. He said the museum provides accommodation facilities and also has audio-visual facilities for visitors.

The ministry plans to further strengthen the infrastructure of the museum. In this regard, a memorandum of understanding has been prepared with the ITPO to provide parking, Singh said.

He said museum visitors, who must pay a nominal entrance fee, will be able to visit ITPO events and exhibits without paying any additional fees.

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