Setting up of Craft Clusters

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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.

ANNEXURE

INTERVENTIONS SANCTIONED (2018-2021)

 

Sr. No. State Number of Beneficiaries  
1 Andaman & Nicobar Gen/OBC SC/ST Total
1330 130 1460
2 Andhra Pradesh 2695 255 2950
3 Arunachal Pradesh 0 2730 2730
4 Assam 5410 790 6200
5 Bihar 2655 420 3075
6 Chattisgarh 1165 240 1405
7 Goa 500 0 500
8 Gujarat 7050 1050 8100
9 Haryana 1133 150 1283
10 Himachal Pradesh 1600 210 1810
11 Jammu & Kashmir 5770 0 5770
12 Jharkhand 2149 280 2429
13 Karnataka 2480 270 2750
14 Kerala 1340 180 1520
15 Ladakh 0 500 500
16 Madhya Pradesh 6380 820 7200
17 Maharashtra 10049 1300 11349
18 Manipur 1305 240 1545
19 Meghalaya 1700 100 1800
20 Mizoram 0 1000 1000
21 Nagaland 0 1400 1400
22 New Delhi 1275 130 1405
23 Odisha 2745 310 3055
24 Puducherry 610 50 660
25 Punjab 1430 170 1600
26 Rajasthan 3968 650 4618
27 Sikkim 1060 100 1160
28 Tamil Nadu 1640 220 1860
29 Telangana 2900 350 3250
30 Tripura 1380 140 1520
31 Uttar Pradesh 8830 1260 10090
32 Uttrakhand 1675 230 1905
33 West Bengal 2858 180 3038
GRAND TOTAL 85082 15855 100937

 

 

 

Year-wise Details
  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Sanctioned Amount (in Rs.) 11,25,75,100 9,25,14,720 6,70,57,500
Total number of Beneficiaries 49737 10630 40570

 

 

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