Question What initiatives are being taken under linking textile with tourism?

Ans . Under the programme namely “Linking Textiles with Tourism” major tourist places arebeing linked with Handicrafts Clusters and Infrastructure Support combined with Softinterventions are being proposed in such clusters to create awareness, and value-proposition forhandicraft items, and also create demand in domestic market,


publicity campaign has beeninitiated. Under this program Raghurajpur in Odisha has been taken up for over-alldevelopment with an sanctioned amount of Rs. 10.00 Crores with release of 6.00 cores under thisprogramme during 2014-15 & 2015-16.


QuestionWhich are the locations identified for “Linking Textiles with Tourism”?

Ans. The O / o DC (Handicrafts) has identified and proposes for two Tourist Destinations viz. atTirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and the necessary development planwill be prepared by August 2016 for implementation in association with the respective StateGovernments. 

The main thrust shall lay emphasis for implementation of special projectscomprising of the following:

  • i. Marketing activities includingii. Setting up of Emporia's / way side amenities
  • iii. Publicity and promotional activities in collaboration with tourism department of therespective state.
  • iv. Handicrafts Development activities (Design support, Common Facility Centers & Rawmaterial Bank etc.)

Question Give details about special projects for Integrated Development & Promotionof Handicrafts?

Ans . Special project for Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicrafts has beensanctioned for Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh,Varanasi (UP), Karnataka, Telangana and Bihar States at a project cost of 208.81 crores. Rs.74.79 has been released. Under These projects Design Interventions, Skill Upgradation training(Soft and Hard) Distribution of Tools, Setting up of Common Facility Centers, and Marketingexhibitions will be improved so that the artisans productivity and income gets increases.Under these projects 158805 handicrafts artisans will be benefitting directly and indirectly

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