The Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board (Or Chhattisgarh Hastshilp Vikas Board) which is an undertaking of the Government of Chhattisgarh was established in the year 2001. The main objective of the Board is to achieve all round development in the field of Handicrafts and to revive the vanishing crafts with the help of training and to provide maximum employment opportunities to the traditional and non- traditional craftsmen for the constant progress of the handicrafts. Handicrafts have always been an important and integral part of the Indian Culture and more so in the State of Chhattisgarh, where the handicrafts are not very different from the culture and tradition of the people. In order to effectively reach out to the markets, the CGHDB has come up with a series of emporiums by the name of “Shabari” all across the State.
CGHDB is the nodal agency of the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Department of Rural Industries, for the development and marketing of the variety of rich Handicrafts and Handlooms of Chhattisgarh. We have a wide network of “Shabari” Emporiums throughout the state of Chhattisgarh and have started expanding our network in the major cities across the country also. We also organize Exhibitions at a regular basis in all the major cities in all parts of the country. Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board has its own production centers for the major Handicrafts where we produce these items with the help of the local artisans. Thus providing sustainable economic growth for them. Enclosed herewith is some brief information about the major handicrafts along with a list of our “Shabari” Emporiums with complete contact details for your reference. We will be more than happy to provide customized products and packaging in case of bulk orders. We also undertake special orders for complete range of furnishing for Interior Decoration of offices and Homes. CGHDB being the body of Government of Chhattisgarh, orders can directly be placed without quotation of tenders.
Religion & Rituals
Religion and rituals play a very important role in the life of Chhattisgarhi people. The informal nature of religion in this area is typical of that practiced by many small ethnic groups in India.
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