Irani launches India Handmade Bazaar portal
The Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the 1st North East Investors' Summit, organized jointly by the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of DoNER, at the State Convention Centre, in Shillong on Sunday.
On the occasion, the Union Textiles Minister launched 'India Handmade Bazaar', an online portal, which will provide direct market access facility to handloom weavers & handicraft artisans.
The portal will facilitate weavers & artisans to enter information about their products for easy understanding of customers/exporters. Weavers and artisans will be able to access the portal through their mobile number registered with Office of Development Commissioner. The mobile number can be registered by visiting nearest Weavers' Service Centre & Marketing Centre as well. Buyers can view the products online and directly contact weaver/artisan to enquire or place an order.
Nearly 20 MoUs were also signed on the occasion, to develop & promote NER handicrafts, handlooms, agro-textiles & geo-textiles. Various MoUs were signed to promote collaboration in the textiles sector, in each of the various states in the region.