Organised in collaboration with FICCI, it will have 50 stalls of GI products from 16 districts at Deendayal Handicrafts Complex.
Seminars and Training programs by experts will also be part of the exhibition which will focus on improving the technical skills of the craftsmen.
Under the technical upgradation training program for GI products, 240 craftsmen will be trained. About 600 craftsmen will get soft skill training and 270 craftsmen will be imparted new technology training. A total of 2,000 craftsmen will be given advanced tool kits during the program. Handloom tool kits will be provided to 300 beneficiaries under the Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana and 300 under the ODOP Training Scheme. Cheques will be distributed to two beneficiaries of each scheme under the PMEGP, MYSY, ODOP Margin Money Loan Schemes.
The exhibition will display GI products from the state along with the products involved in the process of creating GI products. Nearly 28 unique GI products will also be displayed, seven of which are from Varanasi.
The government will also provide physical and virtual platforms for buyers and sellers to communicate.
Products like terracotta of Gorakhpur, brocade of Varanasi, black pottery of Azamgarh, handmade carpets of Bhadohi, perfume of Kannauj, metal craft of Moradabad, pottery of Khurja and Kala Namak rice of Siddhartha Nagar are some of the unique products of the state which have been given the GI tag.
The Yogi Government aims to give a new boost to brand Uttar Pradesh through this exhibition, which will further pave the way for the state’s overall development and growth.
The exhibition will conclude on January 24 which is celebrated as ‘UP Divas’.