In continuation of capacity building programme under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) through imparting handicraft training to artisans for sustainable livelihood of villagers, the Directorate of Underdeveloped Areas (DUDA) organized an exposure cum study tour for 14 persons including two department officials, president, Craft Council Nagaland and eleven artisans to Delhi, Agra, Saharanpur (UP) and Faridabad (Haryana) from January 28 to February 6.
According to a press note, the tour itinerary included visiting Suraj Kund Mela (Faridabad), Saharanpur (Dehradun), Delhi Haat, State Emporiums, Craft Council of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Border Management, GOI besides visiting all important places in Delhi and Agra.
The team further directly interacted with the manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, exporters and national awardees of handicrafts and were also benefited with the latest technology or methods used by the artisans and the potential of world market scenario in craft.
Meanwhile, the department has expressed gratitude to Neiphiu Rio, chief minister Nagaland who is also minister in charge DUDA and advisor DUDA for showing their concern towards the far flung border block villages.
Also extended gratitude to president, Craft Council Nagaland for continues support throughout the tour programme.