Hunar Haat to restart from September, says Union Minister Naqvi
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.
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.”