India  /  Published 07.08.20

Boards that gave artisans a voice scrapped

The Union textiles ministry has wound up two advisory panels that were the main forums where artisans could influence central policies but which had fallen into inertia for more than a decade. The Al...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 13.11.18

Bibhu lays down textile roadmap for Odisha

Fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra on Tuesday said that he would love to collaborate with the weaving community of Odisha to create products. “Odisha has lots and lots of emerging talents and it is on...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Visva-Bharati VC to lead fast to clear varsity stalls

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty will lead a 12-hour hunger-strike on Monday to appeal to traders at a makeshift handicrafts market near the campus gate to remove their stalls and allo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Odisha  /  Published 18.11.18

Fair boost for handicrafts at Bali yatra

Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (Ormas), which works under the state panchayati raj department, will set up 380 kiosks to organise the national level Pallishree Mela at this year’s Ba...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

North East  /  Published 09.03.19

Manipur reed makes a trade mark

Kauna reed products made by local artisans of Manipur and other states of the region have been put up for sale through online platforms like Amazon and others under the livelihood propulsion and suppo...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

 /  Published 23.06.20

While this statutory authority has existed, I do not believe that any Secretary of Labor, prior to Secretary Scalia, has ever sought to use it. The President has directed him to do that

"The Department of Labor is going to fix all that, with the idea of setting the prevailing wage floor at the 50th percentile so these people will be in the upper end of earnings, so we''r...
By Sankarshan Thakur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.19

Handicrafts on sale to fight gender-based violence

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.03.19

Global platform for Kuiani village women

Women from Kuiani village in Bodma block of East Singhbhum couldn’t contain their excitement when they learnt that their handmade products would now be used by foreign tourists.LifeCraft — a Jamsh...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 21.12.18

Handicraft fair starts off in New Town

For the second year in a row, Hastashilpa Mela is being held opposite Eco Park’s gate 1. Ministers Amit Mitra and Swapan Debnath came down for the inauguration on Wednesday and the fair will continu...
By Brinda Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.19

Year-end revellers take toll

If Eco Park registered slightly less footfall this season than last year, Hastashilpa Mela, opposite Gate 1, made up for it. Together they drew lakhs of visitors and thousands of vehicles, even leadin...
By Brinda Sarkar & Tathagata Ray Chowdhury in Calcutta


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