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Mar 05, 2019
1:40PM

Smriti Irani inaugurates refurbished Handloom Haat at Janpath, New Delhi

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Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today inaugurated the refurbished Handloom Haat at Janpath in New Delhi. The main objective of the Haat is to provide infrastructure support to handloom agencies to augment their sales of handloom products and to showcase the exquisite variety of products produced all over the country.

To make the building of Haat more attractive, the refurbishing work was taken up in 2018. Besides, Mrs Irani also launched the three projects which are Trend Forecasting, Design Innovation Incubator and Textiles and Crafts Repository. These projects are being set up in the building by National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT which will help handloom sector in production of handloom products as per market requirement in terms of trends, design and colour forecast. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Textiles Minister termed these projects as revolutionary and appreciated the NIFT for this. She said, her Ministry will continue to provide all support in promoting the handloom sector. Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said, the government is implementing various schemes to weavers and artisans engaged in handloom, handicrafts and sculptures.

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