What are the new initiatives for artisans in India ?
In 2016, Indian Government identified more than 20 lakh handicraft artisans and they issued these cards to the artisans. All type of union and stateterritories are connected to this initiative.
For income stability and enhancement of the artisans, Indian Government identified the 20 necessary handicraft clusters. In addition to this, handicraft commissioner have also signed the MOU with the Punjab National Bank to provide the Mudr Loan.
Pushtaini hunar vikas yojana was implemented in 2017 to provide training about carpet weaving to the handicraft artisans.
In NCR region, Indian Government has issued 100 industrial garment machines to each Garment factory and they have also issued 18 crores to each of the center to provide more than 1000 direct employment for the artisans.
Up to december 2017, the export of about 25000 crore INR was performed and more than 200 crore rupees were invested on the promotion of export initiatives because of this is direct source of handicrafts. Hope you have liked this post ! Thanks for reading the post !