• 30
  • Apr
  • 2016

ASSOCIATION WITH USTTAD (Upgrading Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development)
An initiative of the Ministry of Minority affairs, Government of India.



The Government is committed to development of traditional artisans of the city and to restore the glory of Varanasi. The scheme will be helpful in the effort of ensuring growth of lakhs of traditional artisans in the city.

A large section of the minority community has been engaged in traditional arts/crafts for several generations. USTTAD 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 which will be funded by the Central Government, will prepare skilled and unskilled artisans and craftsmen to compete with big companies.

The “USTTAD’’ scheme is for all areas of the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat.

Honoured to be associated with an initiative of the Government of India USTTAD (Upgrading skills and training in traditional Arts/ Crafts for Development) launched by the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Dr Najma Heptulla in Varanasi.

USTTAD aims at capacity building and updating traditional skills of master craftsmen and artisan. USTTAD also endeavours to create market linkages making it an attractive option for young generation of craftsmen and artisans to not give up their craft but further their lineage.