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Empowering Handicraft Artisans to form Community

Handicraft sector is important part for rural economy. Handicraft started as a part time activity in the rural areas, however it has now transformed into a flourishing economic activity due to significant market demand over the years. Seeing this Government of India has initiated “Dastkar Shashktikaran Yojana” Scheme.


  • Conduct survey of each artisan in the prescribed format.
  • Holding awareness camps for cluster artisans, discussion and formation of Annual action Plan of the activities.
  • Processing of the surveyed data in MS Excel Sheet format containing artisans’ details.


  • Eligible Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Local statutory bodies
  • Apex cooperative Societies
  • National level Apex Societies
  • organization like COHANDS, EPCH, CEPC
  • Sector Skill Councils and its affiliated Bodies
  • MHSC, IICT, NCDPD, HMCM, Hastkala Academy, NIFT, NID, University Department
  • Central/ State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporations


  • Financial Assistance upto Rs 5 Lakh to Eligible Organization for managing Handicraft Artisans.
  • Financial Assistance will be provided to the tune of Rs 300 per artisan for the number of persons to be surveyed and mobilized.

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