Export of handicrafts products including handmade carpets shows steady positive growth in last three years

New Delhi : The Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing several schemes for the welfare and promotion of handicrafts artisans. The registered artisans (28.38 lakh artisans have been registered so far under PAHCHAN initiative) can avail the benefits of these schemes (under National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP) and Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS)) by participating in different marketing events, skill up gradation, training, design workshops etc. The wage compensation as well as TA/ DA are also provided to the artisans for participation in the events. In addition, interest subsidy @ 6% on the loan amount maximum to Rs.1.00 lakh over a period of 3 years and margin money @ 20% of the loan amount maximum to Rs.20,000/- per artisan are also provided. Under infrastructure scheme various museums, emporia, raw material banks, urban haats, are also set up. The export of handicrafts products including handmade carpets has shown steady positive growth in last three years. The details of handicrafts export during last 2 years are given in Annexure-I. The Government has taken several steps in promoting the export of handicrafts. In addition to several standard International Marketing events, the virtual marketing events have been also organized to provide international marketing platform to the artisans. Domestic marketing events like Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, Craft Bazaar and Exhibitions are organized to provide domestic marketing platform to the artisans. The details of domestic and international marketing events organised during last 3 years is given in Annexure-II. Handicrafts Technical Training Programmes and Design Development Workshops were conducted, 65 Tool kits distributed and a Common Facility Centre has been established to support Nirmal painting artisans.


  1. Details of Marketing Events organised during 2018-19 to FY 2020-21

Sl. No. Financial Year Domestic Event International Event
Gandhi Shilp Bazaar Craft Bazaar Exhibition National Fairs/ Event Total No of Domestic event No. of Event
1 2018-19 66 64 85 3 218 54
2 2019-20 42 41 87 2 172 50
3 2020-21 32 34 79 0 145 18


    Details of export of handicrafts (including handmade carpet) during last 2 years

                                                (Amount in Cr)

Sl. No Financial Year Export (Rs)
1 2019-20 37069.59
2 2020-21 39490.37

This information was given by the Minister of state for Textiles  Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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