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Handlooms Trade Facilitation Centre and Crafts Museum will be set up at Varanasi: FM

The Finance Minister Jaitley proposed to set-up a Hastkala Academy for the preservation

July 10, 2014 4:29 IST | India Infoline News Service
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the General Budget 2014-15 in Lok Sabha today, has proposed to provide Rs. 50 crore to set-up a Trade Facilitation Centre and a Crafts Museum to develop and promote handloom products and carry forward the rich tradition of handlooms of Varanasi.

The Finance Minister has announced to set-up eight Textile Mega Clusters at Varanasi, Bareily, Lucknow, Surat, Kuttch, Bhagalpur, Mysore and one in Tamil Nadu with a sum of Rs. 200 crore.

The Finance Minister Jaitley proposed to set-up a Hastkala Academy for the preservation, revival and documentation of the handloom/handicraft sector in PPP mode in Delhi with a sum of Rs. 30 crore. He also proposed to start a Pashmina Promotion Programme (P-3) and a programme for the development of other crafts of Jammu & Kashmir with a sum of Rs. 50 crore.

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