Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat distributed electrified chalk for pottery art under Chief Minister Swarojgar Yojana at Mati Kala Board office located at Mothrawala Road, Dehradun. Chief Minister Rawat said that a training center will be opened in the state for the art work. The Mati Kala Board will be provided with 200 clay machines. He said that a data base should be created for the craftsmen associated with the work of clay. Places should be identified where more works based on this craft are being done and it is necessary to identify places with suitable soil for making clay tools.
Chief Minister Rawat said that efforts can be made in the direction of how this craft can be further embossed with technology. The younger generation knows the importance of modern technology works. We have to enhance our identity with our expertise. The Chief Minister said that the demand for earthen equipment has increased due to the ban on plastics. Demand for earthen appliances will increase very fast in the festive season and thereafter in Haridwar Kumbh. Arrangements of supply should be made according to market demand. He said that the use of soil equipment and pots would be encouraged in government offices as well.
MLA Vinod Chamoli said that the government is working towards improving the standard of living of people associated with the work of Mati. He said that to promote these works, various fairs should have Mata Arts Board stalls. Which will help the people associated with this work to sell their products.
Shobharam Prajapati, vice-chairman of the Mati Kala Board, said that whatever public welfare schemes are being run by the state government, the interests of the poor are being taken care of in all the schemes. He gave information about the major problems of the people associated with soil work. Education Minister Arvind Pandey, Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama, BJP Metropolitan President Sitaram Bhatt, Industry Director Sudhir Nautiyal were present on the occasion.