July 15, 2020 | 11:56 PM IST
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Hunar Haat to restart from September, says Union Minister Naqvi

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs stated on Saturday that it plans to restart the Hunar Haat (crafts fair) which have been put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the artisans have been incurring a lot of losses. The fairs are likely to resume from September in cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, Prayagraj, Bhopal, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Raipur, and Kochi.

The Union Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the theme of the fair would be local to global.

He said, “The ministry has started the process of registering these artisans and their indigenous products on GeM (government e-marketplace). Several export promotion councils have shown interest in providing international markets at large scale for handmade indigenous products of these artisans and craftsmen.”

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