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41st Hunar Haat- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

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41st Hunar Haat in news

  • Recently, Union Minister for Minority Affairs will formally inaugurate 41st “Hunar Haat”, the “Kumbh of Kaushal Kuber” on May19, 2022.

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About 41st Hunar Haat

  • About: The 41stedition of Hunar Haat, an effective campaign of “Acclamation to Art” and “Splendour to Skill”, is being organised in Agra, Uttar Pradesh from May18 to 29,2022.
    • 41st Hunar Haat Venue: 41st Hunar Haat is being organised at Shilpgram, Tajganj in Agra.
  • Participation: More than 800 artisans and craftsmen from 32 States and Union Territories (UTs) of the country are participating in this 12-day “Hunar Haat.
  • Significance:
    • “Hunar Haat” has become a “credible and consummate” platform to strengthen Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for “Vocal for Local” and “Self-reliant India”.
    • “Hunar Haat” has also been playing a pivotal role in “Preservation, Protection, Promotion” of centuries old rich legacy of art and craft of the country.

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Major Attractions at 41st Hunar Haat

  • The visitors at Agra “Hunar Haat” will enjoy musical and cultural programmes every evening.
  • Fabulous handmade products ranging from pottery to wooden works to sandalwood works, clay work to glass work, brass work to iron work, handloom to handicrafts and other products are available at the “HunarHaat”.
  • Visitors will also enjoy traditional foods from different regions of the country at “Mera Ganv, Mera Desh” (food court).
  • “Vishwakarma Vatika”, traditional circus, laser shows, musical and spectacular cultural programmes of renowned and emerging artists, selfie points etc. are major attraction of this “Hunar Haat”.

 

Hunar Haat Scheme- Key Points 

  • About Hunar Haat: Hunar Haat is an event organized in different parts of the country for the exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from minority communities.
  • Parent Ministry: Hunar Haats are organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.
  • Key Objectives:
    • To provide market exposure and employment opportunities to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts.
    • To promote skill development of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.
  • Digital Hunar Haat: “Hunar Haat” is also available at virtual and online platform http://hunarhaat.org and Government-e-Marketplace (GeM) portal of Commerce Ministry, Government of India.
    • People of the country and abroad can buy “Hunar Haat” products digital and online also.
    • Artisans and craftsmen are receiving online orders on large scale.

 

 

Hunar Haat Scheme- Associated Benefits

  • Hunar Haat has become a “credible platform” to strengthen the initiative of “Swadeshi-Swavlamban” and “Vocal for Local”.
  • Hunar Haat also helps in providing market to indigenous products of traditional artisans and craftsmen.
  • By removing the barriers of caste, community, region and religion, “Hunar Haat” has given employment and self-employment opportunities to about 10 lakh 50 thousand artisans and craftsmen from all sections of the society in the last 6 years.
    • More than 50 per cent beneficiaries are women artisans from all sections.

Hunar Haat Scheme

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