Handicrafts

Weavers and Craftsmen Should Urgently Be Linked to E-Commerce: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI : There is an urgent need to connect weavers and artisans through e-commerce platforms and leverage technology to promote livelihoods, said Textile Minister Piyush Goyal.

Nothing should be overlooked for the growth of livelihoods in the looms and handicrafts sector, according to an official statement quoting Goyal, who addressed officials during a review by the Ministry of Textiles and Handicrafts. autonomous bodies and state enterprises falling under its jurisdiction. administrative control.

Goyal, who also holds the business and industry, consumer and food and public distribution portfolios, stressed the need to leverage technology in this area.

Particular emphasis was placed on the livelihood sector of looms and crafts. The implementation of programs in these sectors was discussed in detail at the meeting on Saturday.

The minister ordered the simplification of the process and an effective monitoring system based on an online dashboard for transparency. He also advised all officials to maintain communication with state government officials in order to improve the results and impact of central government programs.

Emphasizing the importance of marketing, he stressed that weavers and artisans should be helped to market their products through all platforms such as Delhi Haat, Urban Haats and Handloom Haat.

The minister also asked the agents to work on increasing the share of weavers and artisans in consumer spending as dairy cooperatives do for milk producers. He advised officials to properly implement the ministry’s skills development initiatives. There is a need to improve the effluent treatment infrastructure for the processing segment and at the same time, there is a need to promote printing technology with less water and without water and focus on sustainability, according to the press release.

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