- Union Minister of Textiles has informed Rajya Sabha about the ‘Urban Haats’ scheme.
- The objective of the scheme is to setup a permanent marketing infrastructure in metropolitan cities to provide direct marketing facilities to the handicrafts artisans/handloom weavers.
- The scheme is implemented through State Handicrafts/Handlooms Development Corporations/Tourism Development Corporations/ Urban Local Bodies with sufficient financial resources and organizational capacity to implement the project.
- The financial ceiling for Urban Haat is Rs.300 lakh for each unit.The eligible beneficiary of urban haat initiative are national level and State level handloom agencies/ corporations/ cooperatives/ primary cooperatives/ weavers/ artisans.
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