Our Mission

  • To create handicraft sourcing hubs as centres of excellence [based on philosophy of co-operation] with well integrated forward and backward linkages.
  • Increase competitiveness of over 10,000 handicraft exporters and six million craft-persons and ensure their entry into formal economy.
  • To provide adequate infrastructural support for improved quality and productivity, to enable access of artisans to a larger market segment, both domestic and international.
  • To promote new artisans/entrepreneurs and craftsmen for enterprise development.
  • Integrated and inclusive model for the overall development and promotion of the handicraft sector of various states.
  • Sustainability and stabilization of current enterprises and jobs.
  • Self-sustainable PPP model for running and management of different facilities to be created.
  • Facilitate domestic and international marketing through market intelligence and infrastructure.
  • To establish specific integrated approach for cottage crafts which is lacking because currently the efforts are driven by individual relationships.
  • Double the share of export earnings from the sector in five years.
  • To ensure that the artisan and the manufacturers are benefitted.
  • To double the employment opportunities in 10 years.