Ministry of Textiles promoting Female Artisans

Promotion of Female Artisans
Promotion of Female Artisans

PIB News Update: Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani has informed that The Government implements the following schemes for promotion, revival  and development of Handicrafts sector including female artisans through National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP) and Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDSto emphasize integrated approach for development of handicraft in a holistic manner. In the state of Haryana following activities have been undertaken for overall development of artisan:

  1. One women cluster has been adopted under Cluster Development Mentorship Programme benefitting 500 artisans directly at Gannaur Sub- Division Distt. Sonipat in the state of Haryana.
  2. Approximately 32,000 artisans have been enrolled under PAHACHAN initiative in the state of Haryana.

 

The National Handicraft Development Programme has following components:

  1. Base Line Survey & Mobilization of Artisans under Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas  Yojana,
  2.       Design & Technology Up gradation,
  3.       Human Resource Development ,
  4.       Direct Benefit to Artisans,
  5.       Infrastructure and Technology Support,
  6.       Research and Development,
  7. Marketing Support & Services.

The Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) has following   components:

 

  1.       Mega Cluster
  2.       Special projects under Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicraft             (IDPH).

 

The state–wise details of women artisans under the PAHACHAN scheme are given below:

 

Sr. No. State Female
1 Andaman & Nicobar 1477
2 Andhra Pradesh 37233
3 Arunachal Pradesh 6602
4 Assam 47113
5 Bihar 72152
6 Chhattisgarh 7709
7 Delhi 9039
8 Goa 7092
9 Gujarat 91872
10 Haryana 22417
11 Himachal Pradesh 10002
12 Jammu & Kashmir 50036
13 Jharkhand 44497
14 Karnataka 14298
15 Kerala 31140
16 Madhya Pradesh 52386
17 Maharashtra 28171
18 Manipur 55262
19 Meghalaya 1203
20 Mizoram 919
21 Nagaland 4458
22 Odisha 67303
23 Pondicherry 4840
24 Punjab 21699
25 Rajasthan 63643
26 Sikkim 916
27 Tamilnadu 30516
28 Telangana 18080
29 Tripura 8960
30 Uttar Pradesh 539266
31 Uttarakhand 27456
32 West Bengal 156261
Grand Total 1534018

 

 

 

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