Role of handicrafts & handlooms in Indian Economy


India is a diverse land with a rich history and the world’s leading agriculture country. Every year, India exports tons of wide range of food, clothing materials to various parts of the world. Out of all exports goods, handicrafts are exported the most.

Indian Handicrafts items & handloom items have their unique impression and charm. This immensely big large-scale industry provides livelihood to 130 lakh weavers and artisans. Moreover, these industries are environment-friendly and low in energy consumption.

Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani, the minister of state for textiles & handicrafts also stated that the handicraft sector of India is an economically growing and important sector from the point of low capital investment. This industry items exported the most and generated good foreign exchange every year.

Indian Handicraft Industry holds great potential; it offers sustainability not only to existing artisans and workers but also to upcoming new artisans. Many years ago, due to lack of knowledge and ignorance, the textile industry of India too suffered from the loss, but now the Government of India has made various firms to look after the handicraft industry. The workers work in this industry with the motto to aware more people about the authentic artwork of different states of India and also held many workshops to educate people to how they can generate income from the Handicraft Industry.

These days, the handicraft & handloom industry plays a vital role in Rural Indian sector. Moreover, with liberal trade and the export of the Indian handloom industry is on an all-time high.

The main products that are manufactured by the rural handicrafts industry of India are as follows –

  • Art metalwares
  • Woodwares
  • Hand printed & textiles & scarves
  • Embroidered & crocheted goods
  • Shawls as art wares
  • Zari and zari goods
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Miscellaneous handicrafts

The major importers of rural Indian handicrafts are as follows –

  • Art metal wares – USA, Germany, UK & Italy
  • Woodwares – USA, UK, Germany and France
  • Hand printed & textiles & scarves – USA, UK, Germany & Canada
  • Embroidered & crocheted goods – USA, Saudi Arabia, UK, Germany
  • Shawls as art wares – Saudi Arabia, USA, Japan & UK
  • Zari and zari goods – UK, USA, Japan & Saudi Arabia
  • Imitation jewellery – USA, UK, Saudi Arabia & Germany
  • Miscellaneous handicrafts – USA, Germany, UK & France

Most of us don’t know, that this highly growing industry of India has also imprinted their marks as beautiful gifts. These days, people apart from decorating their home with Indian Handicraft also prefer to give them on special occasions like Diwali.

That’ why many corporate companies along with giving sweets to their employees and business associates present Diwali gifts as corporate gifts. The best highly-preferred Diwali gifts are Goddess Lakshmi-Lord Ganesha Idols, Puja Thali and silver-thali.

 


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