Garvi Gurjari is a chain of emporia for the promotion and marketing of diverse handicraft and handloom items of Gujarat. The chain is run by Gujarat State Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. (GSHHDC), an undertaking of the Government of Gujarat. GSHHDC was established in 1973 with the main objective of identification, revival and development of handicrafts and handlooms of Gujarat.
As part of this, GSHHDC provides services like quality raw materials, design development, marketing support, training programmes for skill upgradation and formulation of schemes for the welfare of artisans.
Contributed by Janki, CEE Ahmedabad
Government Museum was established in the year 1874, by Late F. S. Growse, the then collector of Mathura. It was then known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, which later came to be known as Archaeology Museum, Mathura. It was further changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.
The North East unit of the GB Pant institute of Himalayan Environment and Development is involved in documentation of the many traditional agricultural practices of the region. The institute has researched on indigenous knowledge of soil and water conservation practices among farmers in the north east India. A major project involves documenting the traditional ecological knowledge with reference to biodiversity and natural resource management of the Apatani and other tribes of the Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.