Bhubaneswar, Mar 30: Odisha handloom products have earned Rs 4.77 crore from its overseas business in the last five years, said Minister for Handloom, Textile and Handicraft, Padmini Dian.
Responding to a question in the Assembly, Dian said that Odisha textile and handloom fabrics have acquired a special place in the world market. Especially, cities like Santiago and Chilly in South America, Frankfurt of German and Dhaka are having substantial market for Odisha handloom products.
Typical Khanduapata saree of Nuapatna, Maniabandh cotton saree of Bargarh and Sonepur, Bomkei saree and fabrics, Berhampuri pata and traditional silk products of Gopalpur, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Sambalpur and Balasore have great demand in India and abroad, she said.
It has earned around Rs 86.68 lakh foreign exchange in the year 2015, Rs 92.17 lakh in 2016, Rs 68.15 lakh in 2017, Rs 114.94 lakh in 2018. Similarly, the state exchequers received Rs 1.154 crore from handloom goods during 2019-20, said Dian.