Ancient cloth art of Madhya Pradesh to be further enriched

Minister Miss Mahdele inaugurates national Khadi Utsav

mahdele3.10.15Bhopal, October 3, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  Cottage and Village Industry Minister Miss. Kusum Mahdele has said that 800 years old cloth art of Madhya Pradesh will be further enriched. Efforts will be made to revive it wherever an ancient cloth is found in the state. Miss. Mahdele was inaugurating National Khadi Utsav at Gauhar Mahal here today. Remembering Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, she urged people to follow his ideals. She said that Madhya Pradesh government is ensuring welfare of all. Efforts are being made for economic upliftment of village industry craftspersons and weavers. For this, Gramodyog Global Campaign has been launched. It is necessary for economic upliftment of craftspersons and weavers that their products fetch proper price. Miss. Mahdele informed that prints of murals of Panna and Bhim Bethka are being used to improve cloth art.

Principal Secretary Village Industry Mr. Praveer Krishna said that 50 thousand craftspersons have been connected with activities of Gramodyog Global Campaign. Ancient cloth arts like Chanderi, Maheshwari and Bagh Prints are being promoted commercially in the state. In the state, 50 showrooms have been established through e-commerce where all village industry products are available under one roof. He informed that clothes produced in the state will soon be linked with Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.

This facility will also be available on the website of Village Industry Department.  Miss. Mahdele also released Vindhya Valley booklet, catalogue, directory of Sericulture Directorate and CD of a documentary on activities at Maheshwar. MD of Khandi and Gramodyog Board Mrs. Sudha Choudhary welcomed the guests. MD of Handicraft and handloom Development Corporation Mrs. G.V. Rashmi and Commissioner Sericulture Mr. Satyanand were also present on the occasion.