There are two schemes for providing training to the handicraft artisans:-

(i) Human Resource Development scheme: – Technical Training & Soft Skill Training

are provided under this scheme


(ii) Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) – SAMARTHA Flagship

Skill Development Scheme under Ministry of Textiles to provide National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling courses.


In the last five years, Government has sanctioned Handicrafts Technical Training Programs for Development of Handicrafts in the country.  The details of Handicrafts Technical Training Programs sanctioned in the last five years under Human Resource Development scheme of Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) are as mentioned below:



Handicraft Technical Training programs sanctioned under HRD scheme
Financial year 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total
Technical training sanctioned 86 292 108 140 206 832
No. of beneficiaries trained 1720 5840 2160 2800 4120 16640