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8th August, 2022 Art & Culture

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Context: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah has greeted the people on National Handloom Day.


  • In 2015, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared August 7 as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi movement that began in 1905 on the same day and to revive this ancient Indian art”.
  • The significance behind this day is representing the rich culture of India that provides a livelihood in rural and semi-rural parts of the country.
  • The Government of India has come up with various schemes, like Handloom Weavers Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, the National Handloom Development Programme, the Yarn Supply scheme, and the Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development scheme.