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Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana

 

 

The project is being implemented for traditional handicraft artisans.

 

Goal:

 

Empowerment and integrated development of traditional handicraft artisans into an organized, market-oriented and sustainable cluster.

 

 Objective:

 

  • Awareness generation and mobilization of traditional handicraft artisans for their integrated development.
    Skill upgradation of artisans with exposure to newer technologies to make their craft competitive and sustainable as per current market demand.
    Provide multidimensional, wholesome support to the cluster of artisans for improvement in their living standard.

 

Activities:

Social Interventions:
 
    Awareness generation and diagnostic survey of handicraft artisans (females).
 
    Mobilization of artisans into Self-help Groups (SHGs).
 
    Facilitate issue of Artisan Identity Card, life insurance and health insurance to artisans.
Technological Interventions:
 
    Organization of training for development of new designs in their craft.
 
    Distribution of improved tools/equipments to artisans.
 
    Organization of workshops/seminars.
Marketing Interventions:
 
    Product/Market assessment and Study cum Exposure tour of artisans
 
    Organizing exhibition cum sale of products
 
    Publicity through print and/or electronic media
Financial Interventions:
 
    Wage compensation to artisans during training programmes
 
    Engagement of expert/consultants/institutions, etc., for providing need based assistance including guidance and monitoring.
 
    Facilitating credit linkages to artisans.
Infrastructural Interventions:
 
    Setting up Common Facility Centre/Production Centre, Raw Material Bank, etc.

 

Beneficiaries :

    Primary - 625 Female handicraft (embroidery) artisans and their families
    Secondary – Handicraft artisan cluster (community) in the assigned area  

 

Area served:

 

    Barbigha Block, Sheikhpura District (Bihar)

    Supporting Agency:

     

    Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Min. of Textiles, Govt. of India

     

 

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