Hon’ble Prime Minister of India laid foundation stone of Deendayal Hastkala Sankul (Trade Centre & Museum) on 7th November 2014 at Badalalpur, Varanasi. Deendayal Hastkala Sankul (Trade Centre & Museum) is a modern and integrated facility developed by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India to support Handloom and Handicraft sector of Varanasi and nearby areas, by providing platform for trade enhancement, facilitation to both domestic and international buyers and carry forward the rich traditions of Handloom and Handicrafts of Varanasi region.
The complex has been developed over a contiguous land of approx. 7.93 acres, at Bada Lalpur, Varanasi. The project encompasses a constructed area of approx. 43,450 square meter, with subcomponents including Shops, Food Kiosks, Restaurants, Marts / Offices, Bank and ATM, Foreign Currency Exchange Office, Guest Rooms, Dormitories, Stalls / Kiosks, parking facility for more than 500 cars, space for cultural and social functions, Handloom and Handicraft exhibitions, Craft Museum along with Amphitheatre and Souvenir Shop.
The Government of India set up TFC to provide necessary help to weavers, artisans and entrepreneurs of Varanasi for boosting their marketing activities.
TFC has one of the largest capacity convention centers in the region, and will play a major role in facilitating Varanasi region for its MICE activities. The primary objectives of TFC is cultivation and enhancement of rich traditions of crafts of the ancient city of Varanasi.