Moradabad’s Handicraft Industry
The Moradabad handicrafts cluster is home to thousands of artisans who not only form the backbone of the burgeoning metal crafts industry but also contribute to valuable foreign exchange. While most of them continue a family tradition of craftsmanship, some of them are people displaced from agriculture. However, their struggle for basic necessities amidst poor living conditions is appalling. There is an urgent need to improve their socio-economic conditions and give them what is rightfully theirs. It’s time to turn our attention to these artisans who have contributed to highlight Moradabad on the world handicrafts map. It’s time to take action.