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CRAFTCIL


                    March 2017
                      Editor
                   Rakesh Kumar
               Executive Director, EPCH
                Printed & Published by
                   Rakesh Kumar
                    on behalf of          Chairman’s Message
           Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

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                E-mail: mails@epch.com    Dear Fellow Exporters,
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                                          Your Council has been reaching out to the far flung segments of the Indian
            Compilation & Presentation: EPB*
                                          handicrafts industry through its guidance, training and awareness initiatives. I
             Production: Chapakhana.com
              Advertising: Shreya Comnet  take pleasure in sharing that seminars as part of our "Partnership for Change -
              Tel: +91 11 22246094, 64631211  Empowerment to women artisans in mega clusters" conducted by expert faculty
              Email: advtcraftcil@gmail.com
              *Establishments Promotion Bureau  were well received at all the six craft clusters of Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi,
                                          Narsapur and Jodhpur.  Our seminars and workshops on various aspects of
           CRAFTCIL is an in-house journal of the
              Export Promotion Council for  manufacturing as well as exports continue to guide stakeholders, with the most
            Handicrafts (EPCH). The contents of
                                          recent series organised at woodcraft hub Saharanpur. Crafts persons in NER's six
          CRAFTCIL are collated for the benefit of
           its members and the views expressed  craft-rich towns benefited from informative sessions on export promotion,
            may not necessarily be those of the  compliances, design & product development and packaging. The response has
            Council or the Publishing Agency.
          Material appearing in CRAFTCIL cannot  been encouraging with more and more primary producers reaching out to EPCH
            be reproduced without the prior  and the DC(H) Schemes.
             permission of EPCH in writing.
                                          EPCH led this industry's representation to prime Asian fairs. Besides setting up
           Inside this issue...           India pavilions, information on the Council's forthcoming trade events were
                                          disseminated. A vibrant display as well as exclusive showcase by select NER
           In Focus  ........................ 4  entrepreneurs were put up at the Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show,
           Awards & Recognition           Hong Kong. We made emphatic representations at prime Asian furniture shows
           Mega Trade Fair                and used the opportunities to inform buyers as well as exhibitors there, on EPCH
           Delegations/MoUs
                                          Vriksh certification through information booths and seminars. EPCH also
           Feature ....................... 7  participated in the Indo Egyptian Craft Mela, held at Cairo in early March.
           Partnership for Change
           Empowerment to Women Artisans
           in Mega Clusters
           Impex ........................... 13

           News Briefs .................. 17  (Dinesh Kumar)

           Events in India .............. 22  Chairman, EPCH
                                          chairman@epch.com
           Events Overseas ........... 25

           Market Trends................. 30




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