The government Wednesday extended the interest subsidy for some labor-intensive industries such as handicrafts, textiles and ready-made garments till March, 2014, in a bid to boost their sluggish exports. Engineering goods were added to the two percent interest subvention scheme.
Products of Himachal Pradesh, especially woollens and handicrafts, are quite popular in the India International Trade Fair-2012, pavilion director R.R. Patyal said in New Delhi on Thursday.
Mumbai-based Matsya is a social-entrepreneurship, committed to the preservation and proliferation of the arts and crafts of India. Started by crafts veteran Neha Gandhi in 2009, Matsya is now a name to reckon with.
In the absence of an enterprise resource planning solution, the Karnataka State Handicraft Development Corporation uses Google Docs to monitor sales across 12 showrooms countrywide. The move assists the Bangalore-headquartered company to study buying patterns every week, says managing director Ashok Kumar Singh.
Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka have signed a deal for the sale of Himachali handicrafts and handlooms in the southern state, an official said. According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Karnataka State Handicraft Development Corporation will allow Himachal Handicraft and Handloom Corporation to sell its products in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.
Marketing services agency Impact Marketing Services will organise a three-day entertainment and shopping extravaganza in London that will feature top Bollywood artists and showcase Indian goods and services. 'India Utsav' will be held from October 5-7 at the Harrow Leisure Centre in London.
The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has stated that there is a high potential for growth in the exports of Indian handicraft items to China, reports Fibre2fashion.com.
India’s handicrafts exports have gone up by 11 percent in April 2012 as compared to the same period last year, reports Online Indian News. Data released by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) indicates that the country’s handicrafts exports were USD227 million in April 2012, as against the USD204 million in April 2011.
The India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, New Delhi will play host to the Home Expo India 2012 from April 15-18, reports SME Times. The event is being organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
Estimates by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) indicate that the country's handicrafts export has gone up by 17.5 percent in 2011-12 as compared to the previous financial year. Zee News India reports that handicrafts exports in 2011-12 has been recorded at USD2.7 billion.