New Delhi , August 28 : The Ministry of Textiles proposes to organize Pan India handlooms and handicrafts camps, under the initiative Hastkala Sahyog Shivir.
The camps will be organized from 7th October to 17th October, 2017.

The initiative is dedicated to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Garib Kalyan Varsh, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhayay.

A number of services will be provided to the weavers and artisans in these camps like issuance of credit facilities through MUDRA scheme, assistance for technological enhancement under Hathkargha Samvardhan Sahayata, distribution of modern tool kits and equipments and issuance of Yarn Pass Book.

In addition to it, enrollment under IGNOU/NIOS courses, access to Common Service Centre facilities and buyer-seller meets and expos will also be organized.

It has also been proposed that the camps be organized in more than 200 handloom Block Level Clusters and Weavers' Service Centres and more than 200 handicraft clusters in collaboration with State Governments.

(Posted on 29 August 2017, 1680163578 34O239O173O144)