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Textile Minister lays foundation stone for Hastshilp Complex

Hastshilp Complex

India’s Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, laid the foundation stone of a Hastshilp Complex in New Delhi on February 19, 2019.

Member of Parliament, South Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri and Development Commissioner, Handicrafts, Shantmanu, were also present on this occasion along with handicrafts artisans.

NBCC will construct the complex, at a cost of Rs. 113.56 crores, in 2020.

The complex will be called Deen Dayal Antarashtriya Hastshilp Bhawan. It will have 23 shops meant for artisans, one showroom for artisans from SAARC countries, one kiosk, five galleries and one conventional hall.

Awardee artisans will be allocated space for marketing their products, on rotation basis, and preference will be given to Divyang artisans at Hastshilp Complex.

The Hastshilp Complex will also have dormitory facilities for handicrafts artisans who will come from all across the country.

A separate research division will be there to carry out study on dying out crafts, and new and emerging handicrafts products and markets.

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