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CRAFTCIL


                      April 2017
                       Editor
                    Rakesh Kumar
                Executive Director, EPCH
                 Printed & Published by
                    Rakesh Kumar
                     on behalf of
             Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

                     Published at                       Mr. O P Prahladka took charge as the new Chairman, EPCH
             EPCH House, Pocket 6&7, Sector C,          at the 154  meeting of Committee of Administration (COA)
                                                                th
             LSC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 70
                 Tel: +91 11  26135256
                Fax: +91 11 26135518/19  Outgoing Chairman’s Message            New Chairman’s Message
                  E-mail: mails@epch.com
                  Website: www.epch.in
                                         Dear Fellow                            Dear Fellow
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               Advertising: Shreya Comnet  I warmly welcome                     I am humbled by this
               Tel: +91 11 22246094, 64631211  our new Chairman,                new leadership
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                *Establishments Promotion Bureau  Mr. O P Prahladka,            position bestowed
                                         my very able fellow                    upon me by my
            CRAFTCIL is an in-house journal of the
               Export Promotion Council for  COA member.                        fellow COA members.
             Handicrafts (EPCH). The contents of                                As I take this bigger responsibility as
            CRAFTCIL are collated for the benefit of  As I reflect on my two years of leading
                                                                                Chairman of this dynamic Council, I hope
            its members and the views expressed
                                         the Council as Chairman, I thank you all
             may not necessarily be those of the                                to work to strengthen the sector and
                                         for your support in achieving the
              Council or the Publishing Agency.                                 sustain this growth through international
            Material appearing in CRAFTCIL cannot  milestones along the way.
              be reproduced without the prior                                   marketing initiatives, cluster development
               permission of EPCH in writing.  The International Lace Trade Centre  projects, design and product development
                                         (ILTC) in Mega Lacecraft Cluster-      as well as new policy initiatives.
            Inside this issue...         Narsapur became fully developed and    It is my pleasure to share that the 6th
                                         operational; and the Moradabad
                                                                                edition of Home Expo India has been well
            Feature: Home Expo India     Resource Centre at Moradabad was       received as an important April sourcing
                                         inaugurated. As a major relief to
            Report.............................4                                event. Many artisans and primary
                                         woodcraft exporters, EPCH’s timber
            Theme Presentation...........10  legality standard- Vriksh got      producers from various focus regions got
                                                                                international market exposure through
            State Crafts Presentation...12  international recognition. EPCH also
                                                                                this platform. Our IHGF Delhi Fair publicity
            Display Awards................14  got the CITES approval for issuing  road shows in Hong Kong met with
                                         Vriksh Shipment Certificate in lieu of
            Buyers’ Comments...........16                                       enthusiastic buyer response and we look
                                         the CITES permit, in case of rosewood
            Glimpses.........................18                                 forward to welcome many of them to the
                                         and sheesham products.
                                                                                fair this autumn.
            Impex............................20  Most significantly, I will fondly
                                                                                I look forward to your valuable
                                         remember EPCH’s 30 years landmark
                                                                                suggestions. Do write in to me at
            News Briefs....................23  celebrations during my tenure.
                                                                                chairman@epch.com.

            Events in India................25

            Events Overseas.............30
                                         (Dinesh Kumar)                         (O P Prahladka)
                                         Outgoing Chairman, EPCH                Chairman, EPCH
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