- As part of the “Amrit Mahotsav,” which commemorates India’s 75th anniversary of independence, 75 “Hunar Haats” will be held.
- According to the Minister for Minorities, 75 “Hunar Haat” events will be held across India as part of the “Amrit Mahotsav” commemorating India’s 75th anniversary of independence, with the aim of giving employment to many.
- Around the country, 75 “Hunar Haats” with the theme “Vocal for Local” will be held, with artisans and craftsmen from all regions showcasing and selling their handcrafted indigenous goods.
- In order to preserve minorities’ rich history of traditional arts and crafts, the Ministry of Minority Affairs established the Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts and Crafts for Development (USTAD) plan. In 2016-17, the program’s training component began.
- Hunar Haat is being introduced as part of the USTAD scheme in 2016-17.
- The Hunar Haat is a successful platform that allows artisans/craftsmen and culinary experts from all across the country to display and sell their handcrafted, unusual, and exquisite indigenous items.