Amazon to market handicrafts and handicrafts from Manipur

Amazon to market handicrafts and handicrafts from Manipur

Imphal, June 7 (KNN) The Manipur Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation (MHHDC) Ltd has entered into an agreement with Amazon Sellers Private Ltd for the online marketplace of weavers and handicrafts products.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during the inaugural ceremony of the Manipur Heritage Exhibition at the Imphal City Convention Center on Monday.

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Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “With the signing of the MoU, MHHDC will play a leading role in the commercialization of the handloom and handicrafts of the country. Status via Amazon”.

“It is indeed very lucky for the state to have a platform under Amazon and their interest in our handicrafts and handicrafts not only shows the uniqueness but also the quality of our products” , he added.

Singh also talked about the importance of Geographical Indications (GIs) and said that there is indeed a need to label traditional dresses, tribal handicrafts in the state. At the same time, there should be no compromise on quality.

Weavers and artisans can apply for financial assistance under the start-up scheme as the budget for the scheme has been increased to Rs 100 crore from this financial year. (KNN office)

Brenda J. Honeycutt