About Us

Hunar -A- Banaras is an ICT based e-commerce platform run by Sai Institute of Rural Development (an ICT based enable Research & Development institute) to promote handloom(embroidery, Zari-Zardozi), handicraft, art & craft items, women entrepreneurship, skill enhancement, online- business, online marketing of finished  products of Varanasi’s and other Healthy food products like strong Immunity booster Laddu,awala Laddu, Variety of pickles  through web portal ,e-commerce websites, CSC Bazar, Mahila-E-haat and others online shopping portals in domestic and international market.

Hunar-a-Banaras

About Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the best locations in India for shopping. You can buy both local items as well as international products at reasonable prices in Varanasi city. This city is one of the oldest and most sacred places for Hindus. It is popularly known as Banaras as well. Since there is a huge temple of Hindu God, Lord Shiva, in the main city you will find many local items in the market that are related to the devotion of Hindus devotees. The city of Varanasi is famous for the temples that are there. It attracts a lot of tourists from the entire world who come to visit the city for the sake of its natural beauty and serene atmosphere. The holy river, Ganges, flows through here and this is why the Ganga Aarti is one of the most famous things that you can enjoy in the city of Varanasi.

Banarasi Silk Sari

The city of Varanasi is famous for the silk saris in the entire world. People from all corners of the world come to this city to shop for these silk saris. It is one of the most popular things in Varanasi that devotes the culture of this place. You will find many varieties of banarasi silk sarees in various ranges in the market.

Gulabi Minakari

One of the very famous and known art forms of the city of Varanasi is the Gulabi meenakari. Especially the minakari on silver and gold metals are popular in the states like Gujarat and Rajasthan. But the gulabi minakari is not fouled elsewhere except for Varanasi. You can see the workers performing this art in this city and you can buy some good pieces of souvenirs that are decorated with this form of art.

Glass Beads

Varanasi is one of the best locations in India for shopping. You can buy both local items as well as international products at reasonable prices in Varanasi city. This city is one of the oldest and most sacred places for Hindus. It is popularly known as Banaras as well. Since there is a huge temple of Hindu God, Lord Shiva, in the main city you will find many local items in the market that are related to the devotion of Hindus devotees. The city of Varanasi is famous for the temples that are there. It attracts a lot of tourists from the entire world who come to visit the city for the sake of its natural beauty and serene atmosphere. The holy river, Ganges, flows through here and this is why the Ganga Aarti is one of the most famous things that you can enjoy in the city of Varanasi.

Wooden Toys

The city of Varanasi is also very famous for wooden toys. You will find a variety of wooden toys in various colors on the market. There are many word crafters in the city of Varanasi who make the wooden items and toys from thief’s hands and sell them in the local markets of Varanasi. These toys look very beautiful and attractive.

Stone-Carved Curios

 The craft collection of the city of Varanasi is also very beautiful. This also helps in flourishing the ritual of stone carving that is famous in this region of India. This city had been involved in the art of stone carving since time immemorial. You will find many stone carvings of animals and birds in various sizes.

About “Hunar-A- Banaras” Promoted by SIRD

aranasi is famous for its Banarasi silk, Muslin fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculptures. It grew as an important industrial center for these items. Varanasi city has its own mythological and cultural heritage as well as its identity in the world for handicrafts and textiles industry. In the handicraft industry, work of wood toys, embroideries, Zari Zaradozi, fabric painting, metal work, stone carving etc. is abundant in Banaras. But due to technical problems and market access in the global competition period, the industry is struggling with recession problems.  It needs a platform by which the handicrafts can produce quality products at low cost using ICT And sold without intermediaries in the market.  If this happens, then not only will the escape of artisans be prevented but save the handicrafts industry as these products which have become cultural heritage can also be saved. For the purpose of preserving the Varanasi handicrafts industry and the people associated with this business, especially for livelihood up gradation and self-employment of women, an online offline marketing platform called Hunar – A- Banaras has been established and promoted by SIRD.

About Sai Institute of Rural Development (SIRD)

 An ICT Enabled Knowledge Institute for empowering People, recognized as Uttar Pradesh first ICT based resource center for women empowerment by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of IndiaSIRD has been awarded Uttar Pradesh first ‘Digitizing India’ award by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Central Urban Development Minister, Govt. of India (Currently Honorable vice-President of India) in a program organized by CISCO India and CNBC for Digitally Empowerment of women and girls, working in the area of weaving and handicraft in constituency of honorable Prime Minister Its prime focus is creating an entrepreneurial culture through building a vibrant entrepreneurial base to bring in socio-economic sustenance through entrepreneurship development with a global perspective. SIRD is into various activities such as: promoting women entrepreneurship, conducting lectures and technical sessions on various management, entrepreneurship related avenues, workshops, training program, and entrepreneurship Development program, organizing conferences and seminars, skill development activities across all sections of society for capacity building. SIRD foresees that socio economic sustenance of the region is interwoven with entrepreneurship development, which is possible only through creating self-developed enterprising workforces through infusing enterprising skills. It strongly believes that only this workforce will bring in the desired societal progression and holistic socio- economic development of a country.

Activities

  •  To improve the quality of products and to increase production by using ICT
  •  Training according to the international standard of packaging
  • Assist the entrepreneurs in the arrangement of stall at Handicrafts Fair
  •  Assist to get orders for purchase of products from various educational institutions, offices, social organizations etc.
  •  Assist to formation of Cooperative Societies of Women Entrepreneurs So that the production can be high in quantity and quality  An e-commerce portal through which the product by women entrepreneurs can be sold in international markets easily.
  •   Organize workshops, seminars etc. from time to time for the promotion of personality development, skill and entrepreneurship of women entrepreneurs so that their enthusiasm can be increased.
  •   Generate and promotion of innovative ideas for production and employment generation

Our Team

Mr. Ajai Kumar Singh

Founder & CEO

Ms. Sarita Verma

Director

Mr. Aman Kumar Singh

IT Head

Mr. Harsh Kumar Singh

Asst. Director

Mr. M. S. Faridi

Sr. Marketing Manager

Mr. Arbind Dubey

Marketing Head

Lakshmee Vishwakarma

National Designing Advisor & Sr. Designer

Mr. M. S. Faridi

Sr. Marketing Manager

Mr. Arbind Dubey

Marketing Head

Advisory committee

Mr. V.K. Verma

Dy. Director, Incharge, MSME, Govt. of India Varanasi

Dr. Nitesh Dhawan

Asstt. Commissioner, Handloom & Textile, Varanasi Resign, Varanasi

Mr. Umesh Singh

Joint Commissnor, Industry, Varanasi & Mirzapur Resign, Varanasi

Mr. V. R. Verma

Ex. Incharge F. P. T. Center
B. H. U. Varanasi

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