National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Kick Starts Its Silk Fab Exhibition :Starts One of Its Major Initiative from Mumbai

Left to Right: Mr. Hari Mohan Sharma, Exhibition Incharge NHDC and Shri Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textile), Govt. of Maharashtra inaugurated “Silk Fab” exhibition at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.Left to Right: Mr. Hari Mohan Sharma, Exhibition Incharge NHDC and Shri Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textile), Govt. of Maharashtra inaugurated “Silk Fab” exhibition at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.

Mumbai, 15th July 2016 (GPN): National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC) kick starts one of its major initiatives Silk Fab to connect consumers and weavers at one platform from Mumbai today. Shri Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textile), Govt. of Maharashtra has inaugurated Silk Fab at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Around 100 agencies belonging to 14 states are participating in this initiative. This includes State Government Agencies/Apex Bodies, Primary Handloom Weavers Cooperative Societies, and the agencies working under the recently started Integrated Handloom Development Scheme. The Primary Handloom Weavers Co-operative Societies are recommended by their respective State Governments.
NHDC receives very good response for the Silk Fab from both consumers and weavers. 24 such events are organized in major Indian cities and has become a must visit event for handloom connoisseur. The first of this seasons Silk Fab is being held in Mumbai.
The Handloom sector of India employs 65 lac persons directly or indirectly which is next only to Agricultural Sector in the country. The art of handloom weaving have traditional values attached to it and each region have exquisite varieties. The famous of silk products such as Pochampally, Muga Silk, Paithani, Kosa Silk, Baluchuri, and Tussar the name of a few attracts customers across the globe with exclusives weaves, designs and traditional motifs. Through these exhibitions, handloom agencies not only market their products at reasonable rates but also get to know customers choice with regard to colour, design and weaving for future improvement of the product.
Government of India has launched the Handloom Mark scheme for handloom products and Silk Mark for genuinity of silk products, to encourage and give a distinct identity to the products, apart from highlighting the uniqueness of the products.  It also serves a guarantee for the buyer that the product being purchased is genuinely handwoven.  All the exhibitors at the Silk Fab have been encouraged to display the Handloom Mark and Silk Mark tag on the products and thus aim to improve the earnings of the handloom weaver community.
The exhibition will be open for public from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for two weeks from                   15 July, 2016 to 28 July, 2016.

Participants are drawn from various handloom centric locations of India: –
Andhra Pradesh Pochampally, Dharmavaram
Assam Muga Silk
Bihar Tassar, Kantha, Madhubani Prints
Chhattisgarh Kantha, Tribal work, Kosa Silk
Delhi Printed Silk Sarees.
Gujarat Gathjor, Patola
Jharkhand Kantha, Kosa Silk
Jammu & Kashmir Printed Silk Saree, Dress Materials
Karnataka Chintamani, Kasauti Work, Karnataka Silk
Madhya Pradesh Chanderi, Maheshwari
Maharashtra Paithani, Pune Saree
Odisha Bomkai, Sambalpuri
Rajasthan Bandhej
Telangana Gadwal
Uttar Pradesh Tanchoi, Jamdani, Jamewar (Banarasi)
West Bengal Baluchari, Kantha, Tangail

For further information please contact Mr. H.M. Sharma, Exhibition Incharge, NHDC. E-mail:hmsharma@nhdcltd.co.in, Phone: +917703000626

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Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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