Govt. to modify stall allotment policy at Dilli Haat in two weeks: Smriti Zubin Irani
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The government is working towards the welfare of the artisans belonging to handicraft clusters and will modify the stall allotment policy at Dilli Haat next week, said Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani while inaugurating the fortnight-long Exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts developed by Artisans of Clusters, “Cluster Creation 2016”.
Irani also announced that the allotment of stalls will be made only for artisans belonging to handicraft clusters, in order to ensure that allotment is made for genuine artisans. She also shed light on the fact that arrangements for lodging and boarding would be provided to artisans coming from outside Delhi, as opposed to the cash rebate they are given at the moment. Artisans who are too poor and categorised under Below Poverty Line (BPL) would also be given stalls at concessional rates.
The National Handicrafts Fair is being organised with an aim to provide an opportunity for the poor artisans to come to the national capital and display their products, in line with the Government's developmental philosophy of “Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas”. Irani visited the exhibition and interacted with the craft persons from various parts of India who will be participating in the fair till 15th of November 2016.
The fair is being promoted and marketed by Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS), with financial assistance from the office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Member of Parliament Ramesh Bidhuri and Alok Kumar were also present on the occasion.