Weaver Design center to come up in Kullu : Commerce Minister


Shimla : A Weaver Services and Design Resource Center will be set up in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu valleynto encourage attractive handicraft products of the state besides providing a better platform for export of these products in the international market.

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Textiles Piyush Goyal made this announcement during an interaction programme with handicrafts and handloom artisans under Seva and Samarpan campaign today.

Goyal said Himachal had huge potential for handicrafts and skill up-gradation of artisans, modern equipments and training would be imparted to prepare qualitative new designs in the Weavers Service Center. He said that more attention was needed to modernize the design, quality, packaging and marketing so that the weavers get better price for their products in the international market.

The Union Minister suggested to organize district-wise exhibitions of these products in big cities, people associated with the textile industry and five star hotels so that their branding could be done at national and international level. He asked the weavers to get their trademark for which the central government had reduced the registration fee by 80 percent.

He also interacted with the entrepreneurs of the district and distributed woodcraft, handloom, embroidery machines and certificates to the local handicraft and handloom artisans.