Asst Commr of Textile Mohd Nasir visits Handloom Fair

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 11:15:03


Staff Reporter,

Ministry of Textiles, Commissioner Textile Development Office, Assistant Commissioner Saiyad Mohammed Nasir inspected the ongoing handicraft and handloom exhibition being organised under the Theme Pavilion programme of Saint Ravidas Madhya Pradesh Hashtshilp evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam Limited at Iqubal Bhawan, on Sunday.

At the outset the senior officer from Government of India, Ministry of Textile, Saiyad Mohd Nasir accorded with rousing welcome by the artisans, officials and employees of Mrignayanee and Mela convenor, M L Sharma. Followed which senior officer visited stalls put-up by artisans from Malwa region invited under the Theme Pavilion program to highlight and showcase the ethnic richness in handicraft and handloom from different districts of Malwa region.

Main highlight of the ongoing exhibition is stalls of world famous weaves, handicraft and handloom from Maheshwari, Chanderi, internationally acclaimed Batique and Bagh Print, Kharad-craft toys and leather material, immetation jewellery, stone jewellery along with cotton bed sheets, dress material and a very special rage of home décor products made of cow dung.

Saiyad Mohd Nasir, Assistant Commissioner interacting with artisans have checked their registration related documents as well as identity documents issued by departments. He also seen various awards and recognisition earned by participating artisans, handicraft and handloom manufacturers.

Nasir interacting with media during inspection appreciating the collection of material and participation of artisans in this exhibition. He said that for the conservation, promotion of artisans and traditional arts the government is making serious efforts and providing sufficient opportunities for the artisans and their family members for business development. He said in holding such exhibitions the government spends around Rs 20000 per stall as well as government has scheme to provide all travel, courier expenses as well as Rs 300 to Rs 500 per person for meals depending upon the city.

He further informed about various initatives taken by the department for skill orientation and development of artisans. He added that in order to provide a platform to artisans so that they could make money by selling their goods directly to customers and could be saved from the hands of middlemen, agents. He added in coming days department is planning to hold nine mega events of such importance including Jabalpur, Indore, Bopal, Gwalior and others places.

He lastly appreciated the officials of the MP Hashshilp Haathkargha Vikas Nigam and Mela organisers for optimum utilisation of funds provided by the government and inviting extra ten members in the same fund allotted for 50 artisans. He says around 20 artisans are additional to the event.