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USTTAD Scheme Launched
May 20, 2015

The Government is committed for development of traditional artisans of the country and to restore the glory of their arts. For this purpose a new scheme USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) was launched from Varanasi.

  • The scheme will be helpful in this effort as the ensuring growth of lakhs of traditional artisans.

  • A large section of minority community is engaged in traditional arts/crafts for several generations. The scheme has been launched to preserve rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities and build capacity of traditional artisans/craftsmen. 

  • The scheme will also establish linkages of traditional arts/crafts with the national and international market and ensure dignity of labour. 

  • The scheme, which will be funded by the Central Government, will prepare skilled and unskilled artisans and craftsmen to compete with big companies. 

  • The scheme will provide employment opportunities and a better future to the youths belonging to the minority community. 

  • The USTTAD scheme is for all areas of the country. 


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