Jamshedpur : The Silk Fab beinfg organised by National Handicraft Development Corporation Limited at Tulsi Bhawan is witnessing overwhelming response.
As many as 130 organizations from 15 states across the country are participating in the exhibition. Two noted weavers having received national award for special designs will also be there during the exhibition.
The exhibition will be held till October 11. It will be open from 11 am till 8 pm.
The organizers said there are around 65 lakh people in the country who are directly or indirectly benefitted from the handicraft sector.
Handicraft is the second largest sector in the country after agriculture. The role of tradition and family art forms is crucial in the preservation and development of the handicraft sector in the country, said the organizers.
The government of India is working on many schemes with a view to encourage the traditional artisans and preserve the handicraft sector. It has started handloom mark scheme with an aim to render a unique identity to the handicraft types. Many varieties of handicraft art are being included in the list of traditional handicraft forms by the government, said the organizers.