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National Handicrafts Development Programme: Research & Development Scheme

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The "Research & Development Scheme" is a component of the Umbrella Scheme "National Handicrafts Development Programme (NHDP)" by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The scheme is introduced to generate feedback on the economic, social, aesthetic, and promotional aspects of various crafts and artisans in the handicraft sector. Under this scheme, the surveys and studies are sponsored/conducted to generate suitable inputs for planning purposes. Also, workshops, seminars, conferences, radio programs, etc. are organized in online as well as offline mode to sensitize the artisans on the latest development in the Handicrafts sector.

Key Highlights:
1. Surveys & Studies
a) Surveys/ Studies of specific crafts and mapping and documentation of a database on craft clusters and specific craft pockets, present market trend and status, existing export and future export openings, etc.
b) Problem relating to the availability of raw materials, technology, design, common facilities, etc.
c) Socioeconomic condition of the artisan.
d) Market evaluation studies of specific crafts for either domestic or overseas markets.
e) Techno-economic feasibility studies and post-evaluation of the various promotional projects programs undertaken in the handicrafts sector.
2. Financial Assistance for registration of GI crafts (including registration of authorized users), preparation of legal para, standards, audits, and other documentation leading to labeling/certification.
3. Financial Assistance to organizations for evolving, and developing a mechanism for protecting crafts including Endangered crafts, design, heritage, and traditional knowledge.
4. Conducting a Census of Handicraft artisans of the country and publishing the same in handbook/e-book format for future reference.
5. Assisting handicrafts exporters in the adoption of global standards, including handicrafts marks, branding, bar coding, and other similar standards
6. Conducting workshops/seminars on issues of specific issues relating to the handicrafts sector.
7. Evaluation / Impact Assessment Studies of Handicrafts Schemes.
8. Need-based financial assistance to Government departments/ministries, institutes of national importance and export promotional councils, etc.
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