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Artisans & Craftsmen Can Contribute Big Time In The Country's Economy: Rajnath Singh

  • On Sunday, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, while inaugurating the 26th edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ said that the master artisans and craftsmen can contribute big time in the country’s economy and the central government’s aim is to take the rural industries’ annual turnover of about Rs 80,000 crore to Rs 5 lakh crore within the next two to three years.

  • Around 600 artisans and craftsmen from over 31 states and Union Territories are participating in the Minority Affairs Ministry’s ‘Hunar Haat’ which is being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on the theme of “Vocal for Local” from 20th February to 1st March. The official inauguration is said to be held on Sunday.

  • Defense Minister Singh stated that the artisan and craftsmen have a very important role in contributing to the country’s economy and GDP.

  • He said “This is the irony that our rural industries did not get the kind of encouragement they should have. But out government is focused on promoting rural industries.”

  • Rajnath Singh further added that the ‘Hunar Haat’ initiative of the Minority Affairs Ministry would go a long way in achieving the goal and objective of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.