Dilli Haat Food and Craft Bazaar
Dilli Haat project was conceived with the basic idea of providing encouragement and exposure to needy artisans and craftsmen all over the country who often spend their lives within the confines of their own village and town. The success of the project lied in freeing the craftsman and the artisan from the stranglehold of the middlemen and bringing them into direct contact with buyers both within the country and outside. Dilli Haat offers the visiting tourist not only the arts and handicrafts of the country at one place, but also the cuisine and performing arts from different parts of the country. While developing the concept, it was kept in mind that when a 'Haat' comes to the city, it has to adjust to urban contemporary needs while retaining the cultural ambience familiar to rural crafts people.
The Dilli Haat Food and Craft Bazaar is a joint project of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The project has received technical and financial support from the Ministry of Textiles.
An idea was initially mooted in late 1990 by the DTTDC to set up a Crafts Bazaar that would provide a basic infrastructure to rural and urban artisans to promote and market the arts and handicrafts of India and at the same time provide an opportunity for the tourists to sample the cuisine and performing arts of different regions.
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