Saturday 8 May 2021  IST

Trade Facilitation Centre & Craft Museum(Handlooms)

Ministry of Textiles

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi - 110011

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1 .In the Budget 2014-15, Government of India announced setting up of  Trade Facilitation Centre and a Crafts Museum (TFC&CM )  to develop and promote handloom  and handicraft products and carry forward the rich tradition of Varanasi.
2. The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 7th November, 2014.  Total area of the project is 7.93 acres. Its approx. cost is Rs.305 crores.
3. The project has been conceptualized  with the following primary objectives:
  1. Cultivation & enhancement of the rich tradition of crafts of the ancient city  of Varanasi.
  2. Provision of enabling environment & platform for showcasing Brand  India handlooms & handicrafts.
  3. Trade facilitation & provision of supply chain linkages to foreign buyers.
  4. Development of tourism – both domestic & international.
4. The first phase of the project  consisting of Crafts Museum, Entrance Plaza and Shopping Arcade  is being inaugurated  on 22nd December, 2016.

5. The Centre will have Convention hall of 2000  capacity and one lakh square foot Exhibition space.