India's handicrafts exports increased by 18% to $1.8 billion in the first 10 months (April-January) of the current fiscal over a year-ago period, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran today said.

"The export of Indian handicrafts stood at $2.5 billion in the last fiscal. But I think there is much more we can do," he said at the international jewellery summit and exhibition titled 'Abhushan' here.

The US and the EU together account for 70% of the country's handicrafts exports. The sector employs a...
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