UP govt to open 75 MSME marts to promote handicrafts across country
Lucknow, Aug 13 (KNN) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to open 75 MSME marts across the country to provide a boost to the state’s local handicrafts.
The MSME marts will display products ranging from the brass products of Moradabad to wooden toys of Chitrakoot.
According to the report published in Daily Pioneer, Praveen singh, UP’s Industrial Consultants (UPICON) Managing director said that the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Mart on the seventh floor of the Summit Building in Lucknow has been operational and is serving as a promotional hub and showcasing venue for the products curated by local artisans trained under ODOP and other similar government schemes.
“As part of a series of measures undertaken by the Yogi Adityanath government to provide recognition and platform to the talented artisans and craftsmen of the state, a target has been set to open 75 such marts across the country,” stated Singh.
The state government is also deliberating on a proposal to open such shops internationally.
“Through the mart, the artisans will get proper recognition. Not only the products made by them will be displayed, but also the hard work put in to make such products will be shown through videos so that customers know the names of the artisans who created them,” he added.
The state government after the opening of MSME Mart in Lucknow, is now planning to open similar marts in Noida, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Agra. Thereafter, such marts will also be opened in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
The state’s Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath in July directed the district administrations to identify and list the unique products in each tehsil across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh for its upcoming One Tehsil One Product (OTOP) scheme. (KNN Bureau)