All New “HunarHaat” 2020 at DilliHaat | UPSC

All New “HunarHaat” 2020 at DilliHaat | UPSC


Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to inaugurate “HunarHaat” at DilliHaat, Pitampura

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hunar Haat, to be held from 11-22 November

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Minority Affairs
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1 : Handicrafts


For PRELIMS go through aim , theme , focus and important art and crafts of this event .

For MAINS do you think more such fairs and exhibition should be conducted at international destinations too ?


Indigenous exquisite products made from “Maati (clay), Metal and Machiya (wooden & jute products)” to be the major attraction


All New “HunarHaat” 2020 at DilliHaat | UPSC


  • Hunar Haat will restart from tomorrow after a gap of about 7 months due to the Corona pandemic.
  • India has a wide range of master Artisans & Craftsmen and have a legacy of spectacular art.
  • “Hunar Haat” is playing an important role in national and international branding of this heritage.

The Ministry is providing a huge platform through Hunar Haat to the artisans/craftsmen of India to showcase their expertise .

  • This will also let artisans explore the opportunities of employment under “Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTAAD)”.


Hunar Haat has proved to be a credible brand of Indigenous Talent of Indian artisans and craftsmen. 

  • Hunar Haat has ensured “Development with Dignity” of artisans and craftsmen of the country.


“Hunar Haat” will be an enormous platform providing market and opportunities to master artisans who prepare these indigenous exquisite handmade products. 

  • Focus will be on use of technology and innovation and also towards manufacturing quality products that meet global standards.

THEME 2020

  • 21 edition of Hunar Haat has been organized across the country.

The theme this year is- “Local to Global”.


  • It has proved to be “Empowerment & Employment Exchange” and has provided the employment opportunities to over 10 lakh Craftsmen/Artisans and Culinary Experts.

It is well known fact that branding/promotion of art of Master Artisans of the country is very important .

  • Rare exquisite products made from clay, different metals and wooden products are showcased.
  • Products made from cane-bamboo, mesmerising pottery work etc will be available for display and sale at “Hunar Haat”.


  • Dry Flowers from Assam
  • Pochampally Ikkat from Andhra Pradesh
  • Munga Silk, Madhubani Painting and artificial jewellery from Bihar
  • Wooden lacquerware toys from Karnataka
  • Toys from Manipur; wooden and glass toys from Uttar Pradesh
  • Calligraphy painting from Delhi

All New “HunarHaat” 2020 at DilliHaat | UPSC

  • Hand block print from Goa
  • Ajrakh from Gujarat
  • Pashmina Shawls from Jammu-Kashmir
  • Tussar silk and cane-bamboo products from Jharkhand
  • Herbal products, Bagh print, Batik from Madhya Pradesh
  • Cane and bamboo products from Maharashtra, handloom textiles from Nagaland
  • Toys of different states made from clay, metal etc will be available for display and sale at “HunarHaat” at Pitampura.


  • Every corner of the country has a traditional and ancestral legacy of indigenous products.
  • This legacy, which was on the verge of extinction, has got a boon after Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi pitched for “Swadeshi”.
  • The Indian indigenous industry has got tremendous boost after Shri Modi advocated to get “Vocal for Local”.

Union Minority Affairs Ministry is registering these artisans and their indigenous products on “GeM” (Government e Marketplace).

  • The artisans involved in making these indigenous products are also being extended help in attractive packaging of “Swadeshi products”.

This is strengthening the mission of “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”.

  • Every corner of the country is endowed with diversity of indigenous products made with wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth, paper, clay etc.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Social distancing and other guidelines regarding Corona pandemic will be strictly followed at “Hunar Haat”.
  • “Hunar Haat”, has provided market and opportunity to master artisans and craftsmen from remote areas of the country.

Besides, people will also enjoy traditional delicacies from Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir etc.  

  • “Hunar Haat” has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than 5 lakh Indian artisans, craftsmen, culinary experts etc.
  • The Minority Affairs Ministry has organised more than 2 dozen “Hunar Haat” so far across the country .
  • Lakhs of artisans, craftsmen have been provided employment and employment opportunities through these “Hunar Haat”.
  • In the coming days, “Hunar Haat” will be organized at Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, India Gate.
  • This time, people will also be able to buy “Hunar Haat” products digitally and online also Products of artisans will also be available on
     SOURCES:  PIB  | All New “HunarHaat” 2020 at DilliHaat | UPSC



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