Handicrafts constitute an important segment of the de-centralized/unorganized sector of our economy. It is mainly a rural based sector which has its reach in backward and inaccessible areas. Originally, 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. Handicrafts have big potential as they hold the key for sustaining not only the existing set of millions of artisans, but also for increasingly large number of new entrants in the crafts activity.India Vision 2020 sansthan, with the support of DC(Handicraft) of Textiles (GOI),has been running various programmes for upliftment of Indian handicrafts sector. This project include identification of potential artisans, special focus on their skill development and mainstream them to the world of exposures and gainful self employment. Our Project aims to provide that support and address the challenges currently faced by enterprises that seek to improve rural livelihoods in the handicrafts and handloom sectors. We plan to execute focused programs that will enable capacity-building through knowledge inputs and resources, networking support, and seed-funding. Trainings are conducted by consulting empanelled Resource Persons (designers) from NIFT. Many Artisans are presently functioning successfully and more than 1000 handicraft artisans are registered with the organization's Recent programmes which include:
Design and Technology Development Workshop Bone Craving Craft:
This 25 Days programme was conducted in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and 30 artisans were given training by a Designer Riya Sharma. The participants learned new designs and techniques in Bone Craving and 10 prototypes were prepared. The programme ended in December 2020.
Embroidery Tool kit Distribution programme For Artisan:
Under this programme,50 artisans were distributed with improved Embroidery tool kits. The programme aimed at assisting the artisans to improve their efficiency in production of artifacts by way of speed, quality and finishing through replacing outdated tools with latest ones. The programme was conducted in 01/12/2020.
Woodcraft Tool kit Distribution programme:
Under this programme,50 artisans were distributed with improved tool kits. The programme aimed at assisting the artisans to improve their efficiency in production of artifacts by way of speed, quality and finishing through replacing outdated tools with latest ones. The programme was conducted in 11/08/2020.
Design and Technology Development Workshop For WoodCraft Artisan:
A Design Workshop was conducted in Jodhpur Rajasthan from 08/07/2020 to 08/08/2020 in which 30 artisans had participated. The workshop was lead by a Designer Vidhi Nagar. The participants learned new designs and techniques in Woodcraft and developed 10 prototypes.
Craft Bazar :
Craft Bazar aims at creating a platform for the artisans to display and sell their artifacts, eliminating the involvement of middlemen. The 3 days long exhibition was conducted in Jila Udhyog Kendra from 20/02/2007 to 22/02/2007. 100 artisans from various parts of the country exhibited their products in the Craft Bazar.