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Varanasi’s wooden toy industry thrives with over Rs 40 crore annual turnover, Padma Shri awardee highlights significance

Varanasi's ancient wooden toy industry, once on the brink of collapse, is now witnessing a remarkable revival with an annual turnover of around Rs 45 crore. This thriving industry is not only providing employment opportunities for thousands of artisans, but also enriching homes worldwide with its exquisitely crafted toys and decorative items. Padma Shri awardee Godavari Singh, a renowned craftsman, highlighted the deep historical roots of the wooden toy industry in Varanasi, tracing its origins...

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