Madhya Pradesh opens India's First Craft Handloom Tourism Village

Madhya Pradesh opens India's First Craft Handloom Tourism Village

In a celebration of India's vibrant cultural heritage, Chief Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav inaugurated the nation's inaugural "Craft Handloom Tourism Village" in the ancient city of Chanderi, Ashoknagar. The event, held on March 6th, marked a significant milestone in the efforts to promote traditional craftsmanship and boost tourism in the region.

Chanderi, known for its deep-rooted history and cultural significance, will witness comprehensive development initiatives, with Chief Minister Dr. Yadav performing the Bhoomi Pujan and inaugurating 42 development projects totaling over Rs 301 crore. These include essential infrastructure enhancements such as roads, bridges, and public health facilities.

Union Minister Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia expressed his commitment to transforming Chanderi into a prominent tourism center in Madhya Pradesh. Highlighting the rich cultural heritage from Mahakal Ujjain to Chanderi, he emphasized the historical importance of Chanderi as Baiju Bawra's city.

The Craft Handloom Tourism Village project aims to skillfully develop Chanderi's weavers, providing them with market access and fostering self-reliance. Minister of State Shri Dharmendra Singh Lodhi praised Chief Minister Dr. Yadav for the transformative development gifts bestowed upon Chanderi.

The inauguration program commenced with traditional rituals, including Kanya Puja and the lighting of the lamp by Chief Minister Dr. Yadav. An exhibition showcasing the state's handloom products added a colorful touch to the event, featuring traditional Chanderi sarees, Maheshwari sarees, and various handcrafted items.

Union Minister Shri Scindia, a supporter of preserving traditional craftsmanship, visited the "Craft Handloom Tourism Village" at Shuttle Chowk in Pranpur village. Engaging with local families engaged in handloom work, he commended their dedication to preserving this art form for generations.

As the nation strives to conserve and promote its traditional handlooms and handicrafts, the efforts in Chanderi serve as a beacon. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, similar initiatives are envisioned across the state, ensuring the continuity of these timeless cultural treasures. Chanderi, with its rich tapestry, is poised to become a major hub where heritage and tourism intertwine seamlessly.