the world loves...
Centuries ago began the great romance of man trying to give
.expression to his deeper yearnings. Thus sparked off the
creative genius of people in the many splendoured land of Uttar
Pradesh. . Today as the endless lure of the prized treasures of
the Handicrafts of Uttar Pradesh spreads across India and the
world, let us gently pause at some pulse points- Marblecraft and
Stoneware from Agra, Brassware from Moradabad and Aligarh,
Woodcraft from Saharanpur, Leather goods from Kanpur and Agra,
and Floor coverings from Bhadohi-Mirzapur, Agra and Hathras. But
these are just moments within the phenomenal creative platform
of Uttar Pradesh, where every creation ever seeks succour and
strength from the one and only Gangotri the source of enchanting
Handicrafts of Uttar Pradesh. Come, indulge yourself in the
timeless and timely world of art and craft. The world of Uttar
Pradesh Export Corporation.
The Corporation was established on 20th January 1966 under
Companies Act 1956 as a Government Company. The policy making
body of the Corporation is Board of Directors, nominated by the
State Government. The administrative, commercial and financial
powers vest with the Managing Director who implements the
policies and carries out activities of the Corporation with the
assistance of managerial and ministerial staff at Head Office
and in the field.
The objective of the Corporation primarily was promotion of
export from the State of Uttar Pradesh. Later on the activities
of the U.P. State Emporia, then known as U.P.Government
Handicrafts were also transferred to U.P.Export Corporation Ltd.
on 15.12.1971 by the Directorate of Industries, U.P. With the
inception of Export Promotion Bureau, U.P., in the year 1999,
the activities relating to the Export Promotion are now being
performed by the Bureau. Presently, the main objective of the
Corporation are as follows:
and effect export of handicrafts / handloom and other products
of Uttar Pradesh having export potential or directed to be
exported by the State Government.
To act as a
handicraft development body in the State so as to assist the
artisans by developing infrastructure for production and
marketing of various handicrafts produced in the State.
sales of handicraft and handloom products of the State through
its chain of GANGOTRI emporia established in major cities of
the above, the following are the secondary objectives of the
increased employment opportunities and to ensure adequate
income generation for the artisans/weavers in the handicraft
and handloom sectors of the State with the financial
assistance of Union/ State Govt.
In order to
provide platform to the artisans for their direct interaction
with the buyers, the UPEC organises Craft Bazars and
Exhibitions with the financial assistance of the Union/State
the assistance of Central aid, also organises design workshops
and thematic exhibitions for the development of the crafts and