Odisha Latest Art News -Odisha Government to set up silver filigree hub in Badambadi of Cuttack city #Odisha #Cuttack #News #India
A good initiative by Odisha Government to set up silver filigree hub in Cuttack which was informed by the Textiles and Handlooms Minister Snehangini Chhuria. Minister Chhuria said the project will develop the silver filigree craft of Cuttack with facilities such as training center, testing laboratory and sales outlet and center will be set up at Badambadi of Cuttack city.
The fine filigree work of Cuttack is world famous and every visitor has been over awed by the talent of the local artists. However, a flood of cheap machine made silver items from Mumbai is threatening this local art. The govt. needs to set up a certification process to certify the genuineness of every hand made silver item . The Tourism Deptt can organise tours of tourists to showcase the work as well watch the artisans making it .
The center planned to link silver filigree with tourism and give fillip to the art form. The project was conceived under the Union government’s circuit development scheme. It was planned that both the central and state governments would be involved in the execution of the project.
The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) was expected to link the centre with tourism sector, and central government funds of Rs 1 crore was planned to be used under the scheme to give shape to the project.
This is the best way to promote our Art and Artist to the world .