The Government has taken initiative for adoption of 65 viable craft clusters under mentorship development programme across the country and need based interventions has been provided during the year 2019-2020 and 2020-21 to these clusters to transform them in a time period of 3 years by ensuring self-sustainment of the SHG/artisans of these clusters. These clusters have been selected in such a manner that 14 are in aspirational districts, 16 are clusters of women artisans, 11 clusters of OBC & General artisans, 11 clusters of SC artisans, 9 clusters of ST artisans and 4 clusters of G.I.(Geographical Indications) Craft. In addition, benefits were extended in 145 existing clusters. Detailed financial and other informations is enclosed in Annexure.
The evaluation of the scheme has been undertaken and the recommendations have been taken note of. Accordingly, implementation in various craft pockets is being done with modifications. The Govt. continues taking up viable craft clusters across the country in larger interest of the artisans for their overall development.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in Lok Sabha today.
INTERVENTIONS SANCTIONED (2018-2021)
|Sr. No.||State||Number of Beneficiaries|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||Gen/OBC||SC/ST||Total|
|11||Jammu & Kashmir||5770||0||5770|
|Sanctioned Amount (in Rs.)||11,25,75,100||9,25,14,720||6,70,57,500|
|Total number of Beneficiaries||49737||10630||40570|