Tourists will get area-specific handicrafts at tourist places: Minister Usha Thakur
Minister Usha Thakur taking stock of various items put on display in exhibition on Monday.
Staff Reporter :
For this, the Tourism Department has trained the craftsmen of Mahor and Ladpura in Niwari district, Basari in Chhatarpur, Madla in Panna, and Uchehra in Satna district in the new techniques of handicrafts
Minister for Tourism, Culture and Spirituality, Usha Thakur said that now the tourists will be able to get handicrafts of the region-specific handicrafts at the tourist place itself. For this, the Tourism Department has trained the craftsmen of Mahor and Ladpura in Niwari district, Basari in Chhatarpur, Madla in Panna, and Uchehra in Satna district in the new techniques of handicrafts. She was observing a three-day prototype exhibition organised by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Corporation at a local hotel in Bhopal. She said that whenever tourists visit Orchha, Khajuraho, Panna National Park, and Maihar Devi, they desire to buy handicraft items made in specific particular area. Keeping this in mind, the Tourism Department has trained local craftsmen to make useful and decorative items along with their traditional work. This will provide employment opportunities at the local level and will also help in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Principal Secretary Sheo Shekhar Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh is a craft rich state. In order to connect every district with art and craft tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Corporation has given advanced training in innovative design and technology by master trainer to craftsmen at local level. With this employment will be available at the local level as well as handicraft items will be available to the tourists at the tourist place itself. This handicraft item will also be available for sale at hotels and souvenir shops of Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Now, the country and abroad will also be able to get acquainted with the art and craft of Madhya Pradesh. Exhibition displays metal craft, textile handicraft, iron craft, woodcraft, and terracotta have been put on display. Iron Craft Planter, Candle Stand, Spoon Hanger, Textile Handicraft Cushion, Table Runner, Wood Craft Tray, Hanging Watch, Folded Table, Terracotta Planter, Lampshade, Serve Tray and Metal Craft Decorative Objects is the centre of attraction.