National SFURTI Mela for Traditional Artisans in New Delhi

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  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is conducting a Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) Mela at Dilli Haat, New Delhi which will go on till October 15, 2022. 
  • Government of India provides assistance for infrastructure development, capacity building, marketing and design promotion, etc. 
  • Till date, 498 clusters have been supported under SFURTI across the country directly benefiting around 3 lakh artisans.
  • During the SFURTI Mela, 100 artisans from 50 SFURTI clusters covering 28 States will be showcasing their traditional products of handloom, handicrafts, khadi, coir, agro-processing.
  • These clusters include Sozni embroidery cluster of Jammu and Kashmir, cane and bamboo cluster of Meghalaya, Channapatna toy cluster of Karnataka, natural dye cluster of Rajasthan, Madhubani painting cluster of Bihar, Kolhapuri traditional jewellery cluster of Maharashtra, coir cluster of Kerala, carpet and durrie cluster of Uttar Pradesh, millet cluster of Odisha, eri silk khadi cluster of Arunachal Pradesh among others. 
  • SFURTI Mela aims to promote traditional products from across the country in the local market, during the festive season. Also, this mela is aimed at opening new avenues and opportunities for the artisans for marketing and sales of these cluster products.
  • A national level exhibition of traditional products from SFURTI clusters is being held for the first time. SFURTI is an initiative by MSME Ministry to promote cluster development of traditional artisans.

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