No intermediaries, market availability guaranteed; One and a half lakh weavers registered on the central e-market portal

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  • More than 28,300 artisans and 1,49,422 weavers are registered on the Government e-Marketplace (GEM) portal.

  • As of August 30, 2021, 28,374 artisans and 1,49,422 weavers have registered with the portal.

  • Created 28 specialty product categories for handloom products and 170 product categories for handicraft products.

More than 28,300 artisans and 1,49,422 weavers are registered on the Government e-Marketplace (GEM) portal. As part of its efforts to ensure better market access for weavers and artisans, the government has launched a special program to include them in the e-Marketplace (GEM) portal so that their products can be sold directly to government departments.

The program will help artisans, weavers, micro-entrepreneurs, women, tribal entrepreneurs and self-help groups working in the field of handloom and handicrafts to avoid the challenges of dealing in government markets and increase their participation.

As of August 30, 2021, 28,374 artisans and 1,49,422 weavers have registered with the portal. The GEM portal, with the assistance of officials from the Office of the Commissioner of Handloom and Handicrafts Development, launched the registration of vendors in July 2020 and added information on weavers and artisans. Officers from 56 Craft Service Centers and 28 Weaving Service Centers were trained and utilized for their services in the sales registration process.

Created 28 specialty product categories for handloom products and 170 product categories for handicraft products. Special web banners for Indian handlooms (https://gem.gov.in/landing/landing/india_handloom) and Indian handicrafts (https://gem.gov.in/india-handicraft) to display high-quality handicrafts and handloom products Market pages have also been developed. The initiative is aimed toward providing market opportunities to approximately 35.22 lakh handloom workers and 27 lakh artisans, excluding intermediaries.

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