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26TH EDITION OF ‘HUNAR HAAT’ INAUGURATED

26TH EDITION OF ‘HUNAR HAAT’ INAUGURATED

Context

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 26th edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ in New Delhi

Details

The Hunar Haat will be underway till 1st March. More than 600 artisans and craftsmen from more than 31 states and UTs are participating.

Artisans and craftsmen from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand, West Bengal among others are participating for the display and sale of their exquisite indigenous handmade products.

About Hunar Haat

  • Hunar Haat is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from minority communities.
  • These are organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.
    The USTTAD scheme aims to promote and preserve the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the minority communities.
  • These Haat aim to provide market exposure and employment opportunities to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts.
  • It envisages boosting the skills of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.

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