The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati visited the U.P. Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair at New Delhi today. She evinced keen interest in the attractive tableaux showcasing the saga of development in Uttar Pradesh. She was all praise for the tableaux showing the memorials at Lucknow and Noida, dedicated to the saints, gurus and great souls born in the dalit and OBC communities.
Uttar Pradesh has the distinction of hosting the first Formula – 1 Race at Noida. The Chief Minister expressed happiness that the detailed information about the Race has been provided at the Pavilion. It may be noted that the “Uttar Pradesh Day” also coincides today. She had a look at the depicts pertaining to the progress made by the State.
As mandated by the I.T.P.O., the theme for this year’s Trade Fair is, “Indian Handicrafts, the Magic of Gifted Hands”. The Manyawar Shri Kanshi Ram ji memorial at Lucknow, the Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden at Noida, have been elegantly exhibited at the U.P. Pavilion. U.P. Pavilion also offers detailed information on State’s industrialization and export promotion.
The exhibits at the U.P. Pavilion, include world famous exquisite woollen carpets of Bhadohi made by perfect artisans, mini-tractors, battery lift cranes, transformers and several products from Meerut. The Theme Hall showcases handicraft items of the State that have earned world acclaim. Besides, a glimpse of State’s progress is presented through the translight. The development works in Noida and Greater Noida also feature at the Pavilion.
In addition, the schemes, like pension and those relating to maximization of production and marketing, aimed at the promotion of handicraft items of the small and cottage industries sector, being implemented by the State Government, have been exhibited. Main depicts of this sector include brassware of Moradabad, leather goods of Kanpur, perfumes of Kannauj, sports goods of Meerut,marble of Agra, zari work, woodart of Bijnore, Chikan work of Lucknow, artistic woodworks of Saharanpur, glasswork of Firozabad and export quality garments of Ghaziabad.
U.P. Pavilion is being visited by the people in large numbers for the last two days. They are visiting the Pavilion to witness the depicts and make big purchases. The visitors are enchanted by the traditional handcraft products of Uttar Pradesh. They are spontaneously praising the State’s handcrafts.
It may be recalled that the total industrial capital investment that stood at about Rs. 4,600 crore during 2006-07, rose to Rs. 10,446 crore in 2010-11, as a result of the industry-friendly policies of the State Government. During the current financial year, this figure touched Rs. 10,818 crore mark till October last. About 5400 craftsmen have benefited so far under the craftsmanship skill development scheme started by the Government. The State Government also provides a monthly pension of Rs. 1000 to the awardee craftsmen. Besides, a financial assistance of about Rs. 25 lakh is provided to the craftsmen and small scale entrepreneurs participating at the Trade Fair under the marketing development scheme, so that the participants are not put to unnecessary difficulties.
Uttar Pradesh accounts for about 2.5 lakh weavers and 80 thousand handlooms. Employment was provided to as many as 21,582 weavers this year and the figure is expected to go up further. Clusters are set up in weaver dominated areas for ensuring benefites like base line survey, supply of raw material, design development, development of infrastructure, advertisement, marketing expenditure on project management and skill upgradation.
Similarly, assistance is given to handloom clusters for the strengthening and promotion of marketing. Currently, as many as 17,000 weavers of 50 clusters are benefiting under the scheme. In addition, 8000 weavers have been covered under the group approach. About, 1,12,339 insurance cards have been distributed to
the people engaged in weaving under the group health insurance scheme. The success of these schemes has been lively depicted at the Pavilion.
U.P. Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati visits U.P. Pavilion, Expresses Happiness over Depicts
Pavilion showcases Formula-1 Race and tableaux dedicated to Dalit Icons
Visitors throng U.P. Pavilion