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How to buy Handicrafts from India

How to buy Handicrafts from India

Ease of doing business for MSMEs: Government has launched an e-commerce portal for artisans and weavers to sell their handloom and handicraft products directly to customers without any middlemen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Do visit and add momentum to the movement towards being #VocalForLocal.” 

The textiles ministry said the portal will provide products from more than 35 lakh handloom weavers and 27 lakh handicraft artisans directly to the consumers. The portal currently offers clothing, home decor, jewellery, accessories, and other products handmade by skilled artisans. 

An opportunity will be given to a total of 62 lakh weavers and artisans to become future e-entrepreneurs.

The portal doesn’t charge any commission from sellers and provides free shipping with a return option to customers along with multiple payment gateways to pay online.

“Integration with multiple logistic partners for smooth order processing, free handholding of sellers from registration till order fulfilment, connecting artisans and weavers directly to the buyers through a common platform,” are some of the other features of the portal as per the Ministry.

Customers who are looking to buy handicraft products will be satisfied with the portal , "".

inistry also said, “The artisans with the help of this virtual Indian store will get remunerated fairly with no middlemen to manipulate prices and city-dwelling urban Indians will get access to 100 per cent authentic & best handcrafts products emerging straight from the heart of India.”

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman Yojana (PM-VIKAS) to help train small artisans and craftsmen on the quality, scale and reach. The components of the scheme will include not only financial support but also access to advanced skill training, knowledge of modern digital techniques and efficient green technologies, brand promotion, linkage with local and global markets, digital payments, and social security, Sitharaman had said in her budget speech.  

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