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  • Identification of suitable handicrafts concentration area for development of exportable products.
  • Identification of markets for export of handicrafts, research & survey of markets abroad, identify prevailing designs, competitors taste and fashion prevailing and suggest measures.
  • Introduction of design technology innovation by sending craftsperson/designers Technologist abroad & inviting crafts persons/ Designers/technologist from Abroad for study/development of new/innovative designs etc.
  • Convening Workshops/Seminars abroad followed by exhibition/Live demonstration for exploring international market.
  • Marketing through participation in International exhibition abroad, Buyer-seller Meets in India Abroad and other events sponsored by NCDPD, CEPC, EPCH, COHANDS etc. who are involved in development & marketing of Handicrafts.
  • Deputation of Craft-persons abroad under agreed Cultural Exchange Programme between two countries to create awareness about Indian tradition & heritage abroad to explore export possibilities and vice-versa.
  • Improve quality through improved packaging & create awareness about export procedure/ documentation amongst young entrepreneurs/ crafts clusters.

1. Data

2. Countries

Production and exports during last five years

Major Export Destinations

Handicrafts Countries

Art metal ware

UAE, USA, UK, Germany


USA, Germany, UK, France

Embroidered & Crochetted goods

USA, UK, France, UAE

Imitation Jewellary

USA, UK, Germany

Hand Printed Textiles

UAE, USA, UK, Germany

Miscellaneous Handicrafts

USA, UK, other countries

Shawls as artwares

USA, France, UK

Zari & Zari goods

USA, UK, Italy

3. Registration

Content under updation

4. Councils

5. Directory

Content under updation

6. Incentives

Target for 2015-16

Rs. 20,368.00 crores (3233.00 in USD)

(Upto Nov. 2015)

Rs.12,656.94 crores (1960.36 in USD)

Promising markets :
Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia

10.14% (3.26% in USD) is %age of growth.

7. Promotional Activities

Carpet Sector

World leader in export of Handmade carpets & other floor Coverings
No. 1 Producer & Exporter –Volume & Value wise

Products :
Woollen Carpets, Rugs, Druggets, Durries, Cotton Carpets, Handmade Woollen tufted Carpets, Handmade Silk Carpets, Staple/Synthetic Carpets

Exports during : 2015 (April to November)
                          Rs.6641.23 crores (+10.05% over last year)

Exports to major countries :

USA (44%)
Europe (23%)
Rest of the world (34%)