| Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/ Crafts for Development (USTTAD)



Scheme has been launched on 14th May, 2015 to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities.


The scheme aims at

  • capacity building and updating the traditional skills of master craftsmen/artisans

  • documentation of identified traditional arts/crafts of minorities; set standards for traditional skills

  • training of minority youths in various identified traditional arts/crafts through master craftsmen; and

  • develop national and international market linkages.

The PIA has to organize training programmme which shall be supported with following activities to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved for preservation of traditional art/craft, establishment of market linkages and generating interest among young generation for taking up traditional arts/crafts as a profession.

To view the complete scheme guidelines, click here.

For more information, click here.