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  • Poompuhar enters its 44th year since Inception

    Poompuhar has entered its 44th year since inception under the leadership Dr Santosh Babu IAS, a man whose firm belief in the marriage of technology and tradition has taken the organization to new heights. To mark the occasion, Dr Santosh Babu has envisioned a target of Rs 45 crore - a step ahead of the Rs 30.87 crore it netted in 2013-14.

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    Poompuhar began as a traditional brick and mortar shop that sold handcrafted products such as idols, wall hangings, Thanjavur paintings, pots, lamps, etc produced by Indian artisans through its retail stores and exhibitions conducted in various parts of the country. However, this changed in the last few years when it launched its online shopping portal in addition to the conventional mediums of selling, which gave consumers the comfort of shopping authentic Indian handicrafts from their homes. Naturally, the portal received a good response as people got to know about it through the organisation’s social media pages. Products were also made available through popular e-commerce websites such as Snapdeal, Flipkart, Shopclues, Crafts villa and India Mart. A couple of years ago, the company installed a 3D printing facility for miniature idols to bring in new design ideas and provide better access to its artisans.

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    The CMD of Poompuhar, Dr Santosh Babu is a firm believer in the power of technology and the importance of good governance, which was evident when in January this year, Poompuhar was felicitated with National e-Governance Silver Award for the year 2016-17 for the way it transformed the department using Information Technology.

  • Online shopping makes the world a better place

    Looking for hassle free shopping? Not a travel person but love shopping? Have a look for varieties?  Love privacy? Are you a busy bee? Are you alover of antique items? Then our online shopping portal ishere for you!! Poompuhar offers you online shopping; with a few steps you can make your shopping experience easier, happier and hassle free. Shopping online is shopping with freedom.

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    Create an account, choose your products of purchase, place an order and Pay! Payment could be done either by using our secure ‘Bill Desk-Payment Gateway or by transferring money to Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited’s Canara Bank Account online. That’s it and your shopping is done!You can also log in with your Facebook, G+ or twitter accounts.

    There is sea of choices well organized for you such that you can have a better shopping experience. Our products range from unique ones like Bronze icons, big wooden carvings, and Brass products to all-time favorite Stone and Thanjavur Paintings. Each product can be zoomed in to have a closer look at to give detailed visual view,and the full description including size, weight and stock details of the product is available and you can always feel free to inquire further details with our inquiry e-form, a unique facility open for online customers.

    Search with names or select from available products and, in case you can’t find your preferable item,you can fill up the inquiry form where you can place your orders or item inquiry including information about finish, craft and weight.

    Poompuhar offers multiple delivery address option which lets you surprise your partner/friends/family with gifts that represent the beauty of India. And the productscan alsobe returnedwith fullrefund claim!

    For shipment services, Poompuhar has a reliable courier service/regular transport options for domestic sales and reliable shipping agency for export sales.

    Customized and sweat free shopping which gives you a variety of attractive choices from the comfort of your home, is what makes the online shopping with us an all-time favorite and the preferred mode of shopping by our customers.

  • Inspection to Kanyakumari Haut

    The Kanyakumari Haut being inspected by Chairman & Managing Director, Poompuhar, Dr. Santhosh Babu I.A.S on 28th April 2015 in the presence of District collector Shri Sajjansingh R. Chavan and Selvi Shreya P Singh IAS.

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  • What makes Poompuhar unique

    Poompuhar is a unique handicrafts store because of the efforts it’s taken to expand the business and since it plays a significant role in the Indian handicrafts industry. The major reason why it is a unique organization is because it helps the artisan community to make its living and achieve a better standard of living by means of rewards and recognitions. The artisans here are very hardworking and deal with all products listed in the site or available in the store. It’s because of their dedication that Poompuhar gives them a sense of financial security by giving them the profits they need and by minimizing intermediaries in the trade. Artisans who are excellent in their skill are also given different kind of awards for their contribution to the Indian handicraft industry. These awards are cash vouchers from rupees 5000 to 100000 lakhs and 8 grams of gold.

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    The training imparted to the artisans is totally free and these sessions are imparted based on the nature of their work . Artisans also are taught how to market their products and take part in exhibitions that happen in the country and abroad. The exhibitions have been increasing and the reach has also been increasing now since the customers can  view online ,the kind of products we make  .Our foray into the online space via Facebook, Instagaram , Pinterest, Twitter ,Google + Youtube and our own website has furthered our goal of expanding the markets for our well deserving Indian artisans .With six manufacturing centres and special orders for religious purposes/temple projects like chariots ,vahanas and many more , the progess made in the last few years is commendable. Since Poompuhar has a solid vision to reach out to the world by means of handicrafts, its good work is here to stay.

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    We forgot to mention the 3A’s that Poompuhar has to its credit. Our products are authentic, affordable and attractive. These are carefully handcrafted, designed and marketed for the customer. What sets us apart is the fact that we are the only organization that is a part of TNDC.The organization also encourages new designs from artisans and is the only organization that is a part of TNDC, which is the only company that has its own production centers for manufacturing the crafts by Tamil Nadu. A well –established manufacturing system ensures smooth logistics and inventory system – a reason for our steady progress.

  • 'Crafts of Tamil Nadu' Exhibition, New Delhi

    Crafts of Tamil Nadu”-The Poompuhar Exhibition of Art and Craft was inaugurated by Shri. Samir Kumar Biswas I.A.S., Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), New Delhi, in the presence of Dr. Santhosh Babu I.A.S.,  Chairman & Managing Director of Poompuhar, Chennai on October 17th, 2014  at Shilpi Haat, Connaught Place, New Delhi. This exhibition is in every manner a depiction of the age-old culture, tradition and artistry of Tamil Nadu. It makes South meet North for benefits that are mutual and give India the holistic view it actually encompasses. It also acts as a focal point that enables the North Indians to appreciate and better understand the values and beliefs of their Southern counterparts.

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    Chief Guest, Shri Samir Kumar Biswas cuts the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony.

    Poompuhar, the well acknowledged brand name of The Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation (THDC) has been serving the native arts and craftsmen of the Tamil Nadu since its inception in July 1973. It has held various exhibitions at various times to attract herds of people to indigenous and extraordinary handmade pieces.

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    Chief Guest, Shri Samir Kumar Biswas and THDC Chairman and MD, Dr. Santhosh Babu look on as the artisan displays his prowess.

    The THDC artisans are present at the fair and are demonstrating their skills live which has added to the fervour of the 2014 exhibition. Meeting these skilled individuals in person and seeing them carve inimitable pieces of art out of ordinary materials is indeed a delighting experience.  The Crafts of Tamil Nadu extends from the 17th of October to 31st of October 2014. The items on display range from the beautifully moulded Bronze Icons and Brass Lamps to the elusive Thanjavur Artplates, Thanjavur Paintings and Madubani Paintings, and some beautiful Wood Carvings and other Home Decorative Items. Poompuhar serves to bring acknowledgement to the effort that goes into creating masterpieces and we thus celebrate the efforts of our artisans giving them an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and mastery, so that the world would recognise the faces that laboured day and night to decorate the lives of thousands of unknown faces.

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    An artisan demonstrating his work of art- LIVE! at Shilpi Haat, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

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