Odisha Government to set up silver filigree hub in Cuttack. This was informed by the Textiles and Handlooms Minister Snehangini Chhuria.
The project will develop the silver filigree craft of Cuttack with facilities such as training centre, testing laboratory and sales outlet. The project centre will be set up at Badambadi of Cuttack city. She said that Textiles and Handlooms department asked the district administration to provide required land at Badambadi. After the district administration provide required land the state government will work to develop the infrastructure for the proposed silver filigree hub. The centre was planned to link silver filigree with tourism and give fillip to the art form. The project was conceived under the Union government’s circuit development scheme. It was planned that both the central and state governments would be involved in the execution of the project. The Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) was expected to link the centre with tourism sector, and central government funds of Rs 1 crore was planned to be used under the scheme to give shape to the project.