The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath has approved the second instalment of Rs 1.66 crore of the allocated amount for promoting 'Mati Kala' (clay art) in the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Matikala Board, which is working to boost traditional clay art in the state and spread its awareness, will receive the second instalment of Rs 1.66 crore soon following the approval by the government.
The aim is to nurture traditional arts, rural culture and rural industries in the state, in order to promote Mati Kala.
The Uttar Pradesh government had allocated Rs 10 crore for various initiatives aimed at promoting Mati Kala in the state. The state government had earlier released Rs 1.66 crore to the Uttar Pradesh Matikala Board, and now the second instalment of Rs 1.66 crore has been released.
The Uttar Pradesh government has been encouraging artisans to engage in traditional clay art as well as organising training for them from time to time for skill development and quality control from a business perspective in Uttar Pradesh.
The Uttar Pradesh Matikala Board organises various competitions at district and state levels, providing clay artisans with an opportunity to showcase their skills and receive recognition.
Governor of Uttar Pradesh : Anandiben Patel