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Development Of Handicrafts

Objective

The objective is to revive the vanishing crafts and restore the significance of traditional crafts. To develop the skill in order to create better employment opportunities and to boost the livelihood of rural people who have contributed a significant share to the exports of the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Following are the means adopted to achieve the goal

The objective of the program is to develop the skills in handicrafts in order to create better employment opportunities and to boost the livelihood of rural poor. The Gurukulam kind of training imply learning the skill of the craft in its environment

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Training

1. Age: Between 18 and 35 years

2. Education: No formal educational qualification is required

3. Residence: Must be native of Union Territory of Puducherry (or) continuous resident for three years.

4. Period of training: 6 Months

5. Time of submission of application: Month of August (Advt. will be floated in local dailies during July)

6. Commencement of training: In the month of December

Stipend to Trainees (per month)               Rs 1500/- 

The master craftsperson will be paid an honorarium of Rs 300/- per trainee per month subject to a maximum of Rs.3000/- per month and Rs.150/- per trainee per month towards compensation for wastage of raw materials subject to a maximum of Rs.1500/- per month. 

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1 Application Form for Training view

The following are the crafts practiced in this Union Territory of Pondicherry.

Advance training is given to those who want to acquire the exquisite skill of the craft. The candidates will be sponsored for training in other states where the craft is practised to its fineness

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Training

1. Age: Between 18-35 years 

2. Education:  As prescribed by the Training Unit / Institution 

3. Residence: Must be native of Union Territory of Puducherry (or) continuous resident for three years.

4. Period of training: As prescribed by the Training Unit / Institution 

Pattern of Assistance

Stipend to Trainees (per month):               Rs 2500/- 

Travelling Allowances: One time to and fro expenses restricted to 2nd class (berth) train fare

Accommodation: Accommodation charges @ Rs.500/- per month will be paid to the trainees

Course fee as prescribed will be paid to the Training Institution

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1 Application Form for Training view

It is aimed at the crafts persons to acquire modern skill in moulding and designing of their vanishing crafts to create more marketability. It will have significant effect on the development of modern art and techniques in the crafts. It will also pave way for introducing some new crafts from other places.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Training

1. Age: No age limit

2. Education: No formal educational qualification is required 

3. Residence: Craftsperson / Artisan carrying out activity in the respective crafts for at least three years

4. Period of training: As prescribed by the Training Unit / Institution 

Remuneration to Craftsperson:               Rs 3000/-  per month

Travelling Allowances: One time to and fro expenses restricted to 2nd class (berth) train fare

Accommodation: Accommodation charges @ Rs.1000/- per month will be paid to the craftsperson

Course fee as prescribed will be paid to the Training Institution

An important welfare measure for the for the craft persons. The artisans are covered under Jana Shree Bima Yojana of LIC or any other suitable policy. Payment of premium towards the policy will be borne under the scheme

Who can apply

Any handicrafts artisan who is a resident of the Union Territory of Puducherry

The artisan should not be less than 18 years and more than 60 years

The artisan should comply with the conditions stipulated under the policy

Pattern of Assistance

Natural death Rs.20,000/-
Death due to Accident Rs.50,000/-
Permanent total disability due to accident Rs.50,000/-
(loss of two eyes or two limbs)
Permanent partial disability Rs.25,000/-
(loss of one eye or one limb due to accident)

Premium

An amount of Rs.200/- will be paid towards premium of which 50% will be shared by the Social Security Fund and the balance paid under the scheme

In order to boost the marketability of handicrafts and to improve the sales of handicrafts products either exhibitions are conducted or the artisans are sponsored to attend exhibitions locally or in other states

Who can participate

Any artisan who is having handicrafts unit in the Union Territory of Puducherry

Pattern of Assistance

The cost towards transportation of goods, stall rent, interior decoration, etc. and travelling allowances and daily allowances will be paid under the scheme

Pension is paid under the scheme to protect the artisans in their old age taking into account the individual's contribution towards protecting the traditional craft.

Who can apply

Artisan who has attained the age of 60 years

Should be a native or resident for at least 5 years in the Union Territory of Puducherry

Artisan should have practiced the craft for at least 5 years in the Union Territory of Puducherry

Family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.40,000/- per annum

Applicant should not be a recipient of similar financial assistances from any other source

Pattern of Assistance

To the Craftsperson                                                                     Rs.2000/- per month

To the living spouse in the event of the death of the craftsperson  Rs.1000/- per month

Period of Assistance

Till the lifetime of the beneficiary from the 60th year (completion of 60). Should ger renewed every year

After the death of the beneficiary the spouse will continue to get the benefit till the lifetime subject to fulfilling the income criteria

Creation of Handicrafts Societies are encouraged in order to bring coordination and dexterity among the crafts persons. Grants are provided to such societies to enable them to organise or participate in exhibitions to develop the marketing of handicraft products

Eligibility

The Handicrafts society should be registered either as a Co-operative society or under Societies Act.

The members of the society should be artisans approved either by the State Government or Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)

The Society should deal only with the handicraft products produced by the artisans of the U.T. of Puducherry.

 Pattern of Assistance

Grant of Rs. 10 lakhs per annum is provided to PUDUMAI Handicrafts Artisans Society, Puduchery for conduct of Exhibitions

Grant of 2.00 lakhs/per annum is provided to other societies for conduct of or participating in various exhibitions in and outside India for 5 years 

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