Aiming at facilitating a market for the artisans and weavers involved in handicrafts that operate through micro and tiny enterprises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts in the Varanasi region.
PM Modi during the launch event said that the initiative will help the artisans and weavers showcase their skills to the world, and give them access to a larger consumer base.
The Deendayal Hastkala Sankul aims to develop and promote handlooms, handicrafts and silk products of Varanasi and to provide necessary help to weavers, artisans and entrepreneurs of Varanasi in strengthening their marketing activities in domestic as well as international markets and in carrying forward the rich tradition of handlooms at Varanasi.
The Sankul will facilitate the weavers, artisans and exporters in the promotion of handlooms and handicrafts in both domestic and international markets.
The project spans 7.93 acres, with a built-up area of 43,450 square meters.