Establishing Urban Haats

  1. Union Minister of Textiles has informed Rajya Sabha about the ‘Urban Haats’ scheme.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.