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A total of 26.79 lakh Artisans registered so far under Pahchan initiative


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05 AUG 2021 5:54PM by PIB Delhi

A total of 26.79 lakh artisans have been registered so far under Pahchan initiative. The state-wise details of handicraft artisans is annexed at Annexure-I.

The office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) implements various schemes for welfare development of artisans through “National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)” and Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) to emphasize integrated approach for development of handicraft in a holistic manner and provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to the artisans.

These two schemes have the following components:

  1.  Base Line Survey & Mobilization of Artisans under AmbedkarHastshilpVikasYojana
  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.                            

Annexure-I

Sl. No

States

Artisan enrolled

1

A & N Island

2232

2

Andhra Pradesh

58816

3

Arunachal Pradesh

9401

4

Assam

79687

5

Bihar

131730

6

Chhattisgarh

12908

7

Delhi

15175

8

Goa

9651

9

Gujarat

123039

10

Haryana

32109

11

Himachal Pradesh

14590

12

J & K

97822

13

Jharkhand

99344

14

Karnataka

32951

15

Kerala

46906

16

Madhya Pradesh

82346

17

Maharashtra

51236

18

Manipur

69432

19

Meghalaya

3427

20

Mizoram

3841

21

Nagaland

8684

22

Odisha

176464

23

Pondicherry

14375

24

Punjab

30917

25

Rajasthan

118730

26

Sikkim

2717

27

Tamil Nadu

57018

28

Telangana

37944

29

Tripura

13748

30

Uttar Pradesh

935844

31

Uttarakhand

35390

32

West Bengal

270518

 

Total

2678992

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. DarshanaJardosh in Rajya Sabha today.

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