PM Narendra Modi appreciates artisans and craft workers, who work with hands using tools. At an event, PM Modi called these artisans 'Vishwakarma' and said, "Today's Vishwakarma could be tomorrow's entrepreneurs". The statement was made during a post-budget webinar, attended by PM Narendra Modi. During the same, Modi highlighted the recently launched new scheme for artisans and craftsmen, the PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman (PM VIKAS.)
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Chhattisgarh's Tuma crafts market has slowed down due to Pandemic and many artisans are putting art to gourd use. Artisans like Meeta Raheja, Sunil Vishwakarma, and Jugri Kashyap are making dangling lanterns, toys, and learning crafts from the organization. "We are now focusing on creating online platforms to promote and sell tuma crafts,” says Vishwakarma. However, in the last few years, tuma craft demand has highly increased in the nation… read-more
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The 35th Hunar Haat will be closed from December 31 ahead of the scheduled date on January 5, 2022, said Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Reportedly, the decision was taken considering a large number of people visiting the Haat amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases. It was organised at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, providing business opportunities to 700 artisans, craftsmen from more than 30 States/UTs in India.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Miniter Yogi Adityanath inaugurated The 31st edition of Hunar Haat, Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber and Braj Raj Utsav on November 10, in Vrindavan. The Ministry of Affairs stated that over 400 artisans, craftsmen, and culinary experts have taken part in Hunar Haat and Braj Raj Utsav from across the country. "This art and craft should be respected, and made more inclusive,"… read-more
The 31st edition of Hunar Haat, Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber and Braj Raj Utsav was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on November 10 in Vrindavan. The Ministry of Affairs stated that over 400 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts have taken part in Hunar Haat and Braj Raj Utsav from across the… read-more
Rare Planet and Tata Tea Premium have collaborated together to create a collection of 26 distinct Kulhad designs that will represent different regions of India. The distinct Kulhad designs have been made by artisans like Thalanki Rajagopal, Piyali Sana, Jay Odera, and many others sculpting regional painting styles that will represent a state's culture. A reasonable amount will be given to the artisan community as well.
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Tata Tea Premium has collaborated with the start-up company Rare Planet to reveal a special collection called “Desh ka kulhad” to promote the hard work and talent of the local artisan community. This initiative is mainly to celebrate Independence Day. The hand-painted kulhad contains artworks such as Madhubani folk art, Warli artform, phulkari patterns, and others. Reportedly, the money received from the sale of kulhad will straight go to the… read-more
The Central government's decision to boost toy manufacturing units in India has given hopes to artisans in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. One of the artisans named Basheer Ahmed said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision has helped them to earn more as now people are demanding home-grown wooden toys. He also said, amid border tensions with China, "people are looking for alternatives and supporting local products."
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