Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has announced that the awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 will be distributed on the 9th January, 2017 to more than 60 handicraft exporters at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The chief guest of the function will be Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles.
Also, Ajay Tamta, Union Minister of State for Textiles and K.K. Jalan, Secretary, MSME and Additional Charge of Ministry of Textiles will also be present during the award function.
EPCH gives awards on the basis of the export performance of exporters during the year. Five types of awards are given to the exporters of handicrafts based on their highest export performance which are duly attested by their Chartered Accountant viz. top export award (all handicrafts) and top export award (product categories); women entrepreneur award; and regional export award.
The objective behind organizing these export awards is to create a sense of healthy competition amongst the exporters. There will be 53 recipients of trophies [including hat trick] for 2013-14 & 2014-15 under each product category. Eight companies, which are totally run and directed by women, will be awarded as women entrepreneurs for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 will. 42 merit certificates will also be given to those who stand second in the export performance in each product category. Apart from above, life time achievement awards for outstanding contribution towards handicraft sector will also be given.