Schemes of State Government for Promotion of Handicrafts 

 

A.           Assistance to Handicrafts Co-operatives. 
B.           Assistance to individual artisans.
 
C.           Development of Cluster. 
D-I.        Skill training on Handicrafts (District Level). 
              
Balasore Puri  Cuttack   Dhenkanal  Keonjhar  Mayurbhanj  Sambalpur  Nayagrah  Kendrapara  Jagatsinghpur  Khurda
D-II.       SKILL TRAINING ON HANDICRAFTS (STATE LEVEL) 
D-III.     Training on Woollen Carpet.
 
D-IV.     STATE LEVEL HANDICRAFTS AWARDS

  1. State Handicrafts Award

  2. State Handicrafts Design Competition Award. 

    

           Various schemes are implemented by the State Government to provide assistance to the Primary and Apex Handicrafts Co-op. Societies in order to strengthen their financial base and infrastructure for augmenting production and sale of Handicrafts goods. Necessary funding is made by the State Govt. for imparting skill training through Training Institute/M.C.M. to have strong production base. Margin money assistance is provided to individual artisans to avail bank loan. Marketing support is also provided to the societies/artisans through exhibition. Cluster development is also given priority. 

            In this Chapter salient features of the schemes of State Govt. have been highlighted.

Schemes of State Government for promotion of Handicraft. 

A.            Assistance to Handicrafts Co-operatives.                               

Name of the Scheme 

Objective

Pattern of assistance and its limit

Eligibility

Whom to apply

Construction of Show-room-cum-Godown.

To provide a godown-cum-sales outlet to Primary Handicrafts Co-op.

Society as an infrastructural support to augment sales turnover.

Maximum of Rs.50,000/- is given to a Handicrafts Co-operative Society as grant in 3 instalments.

Any registered Handicrafts co-op. having three years continuous satisfactory operation with annual turn-over of minimum of Rs.10,000/- and having its own land

DIC

Modernisation of Equipment.

To provide modern equipments to Handicrafts Co-op. Societies  for enhancing production and productivity.

Maximum of Rs.30,000/- is provided to a Handicrafts Co-op.

Society in shape of grant.

Any registered working Handicrafts Co-op. Society can apply for supply of modern equipment in prescribed form justifying the need.

DIC

Interest subsidy to Handicrafts Coop. Society

To encourage Handicrafts Co-op. Societies to avail bank finance to undertake production and marketing of Handicrafts goods.

Subsidy @ 4.5% on bank loan availed by Handicrafts Co-op. Society.

Any primary registered working Handicrafts Co-op. Society availing bank finance can apply for interest subsidy to the DIC in prescribed format along with banker’s certificate. The apex H.C.S. will submit it’s application to Director, H&CI alongwith banker’s certificate.

DIC / Directorate of H&CI.

Rebate on sale of Handicrafts goods

To promote sale of Handicrafts goods.

Rebate to primary & central Co-op. is allowed on sale during State Level Exhibition or during special Exhibition, as approved by Govt. The apex society is reimbursed rebate claim @ 10% or 20% on sale of Handicrafts goods, subject to limit of Rs. 10.00 lakh per annum.

Registered Primary / Central/Co-op. Societies allowing rebate as per the norms, can submit their claim to DIC within 90 days of completion of exhibition, whereas the Apex HCS will submit their claims, duly certified by the Chartered Accountant to the Directorate of H&CI, Orissa.

DIC/Directorate of H&CI.

Share Capital Investment in Handicrafts Co-op. Society

To strengthen the equity base of primary & apex Handicrafts Co-op. Societies, who in turn will avail bank finance to undertake production & marketing of Handicrafts goods for benefit of their artisan members.

@ of Rs. 1,000/- per member subject to ceiling of Rs. 1.00 lakh per primary Handicrafts co-op. society  with matching contribution of 10% by individual members.

Registered working primary HCS, engage in production/marketing of Handicrafts goods will submit the application to Directorate of H&CI in the prescribed form.      

Directorate of H&CI.

Exhibition outside the State.

To promote sale of Orissan Handicrafts & draw attention of people outside the State to the richness of Orissan handicrafts & consequently augment marketing opportunities. Incentive is given to the primary, central and Apex societies, dealing in Handicrafts products in the State.

i)                     Ground rent and/or installation, decoration of stall upto Rs.7,500/-

ii)                   Travelling allowance for two representatives of the society in Class-II railway/bus fare to & from

iii)                  DA for two representatives of the society at the rate applicable to Class-II Govt. servant outside the state for a maximum period of 1 week

iv)    For transportation of goods to be sold in the exhibition maximum upto Rs.5000/- APEX CORPORATION. For one single exhibition, The apex corporation will be eligible to get maximum upto Rs.50000/-, to be sanctioned by the Directorate of H&CI. For exhibition, where claim is more than Rs.50000/- for single exhibition prior Govt. sanction  will be necessary.

A primary or central society will be eligible to receive this grant two times in a single financial year for participating in two different exhibitions located in two different cities of the Country outside the State. Apex Corporation will be eligible for participating in three exhibitions maximum in a year in three different cities outside the State either within the Country or Abroad.

GM, DIC/Directorate of H&CI.

 B.            Assistance to individual artisans. 

Name of the Scheme 

Objective

Pattern of assistance and its limit

Eligibility

Whom to apply

Rehabilitation of Handicrafts artisans (RHA)

To create employment avenue for the Handicrafts artisan by providing margin money assistance for availing bank finance to set up his/her own production unit.

Subsidy @ 25% of the project cost with maximum ceiling of Rs.5000/-.

Entrepreneur should be either from the traditional artisan craft family or trained from any of the Handicrafts training centres/school/SIHT/Handicrafts Complex or from any other Govt. approved Institution in any one of the crafts. Age: – He/She should be within the age of 18-45 years. He/She should be permanent resident of state of Orissa. He/She should be able to contribute at least 5% of the total cost of the schemes.

DIC

 C.            Development of Cluster. 

Name of the Scheme 

Objective

Pattern of assistance and its limit

Eligibility

Whom to apply

Establishment of Craft Village.

To develop craft clusters by imparting skill training to a group of 50 artisans followed by production activity.

Maximum Rs.4.17 lakhs is provided under different component for establishment of Craft Village.

Availability of raw material and market demand are the main criteria for selection of area/location of craft. DCIO of concerned DIC will submit the proposal to the Directorate of H&CI in form of the project proposal with justification.

Directorate of H&CI.

D-I.     Skill training on Handicrafts (District Level). 

The details of Training Centre functioning in different districts are as follows. 

Location of Training Centre

Crafts

Intake Cap- acity

Dur- ation  (in yrs)

Eligib- ility

Stip- end(in Rs.)

Selection Procedure

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2

3

4

5

6

7

BALASORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baulagadia

Stone Carving

10

2

Cl.-V passed Age 15 - 25

100/-

 

 

 

 

Selection is made by a committee consisting of local IPO, instructor of the training centre and local Sarpanch. Preference is given to:

  1. Candidate belonging to traditional artisan family.

  2. Women candidates who are either widows or divorcee or deserted or unmarried girls belonging to family without having a male earning member.                

    40% of the trainees should be women except stone craft, brass & bellmetal and wood craft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuligaon

Golden Grass

20

1

do

100/-

PURI

 

 

 

 

 

Konark

Stone Carving

10

2

do

100/-

Puri

Sea Shell

10

2

do

100/-

Birapratappur

Cane & Bamboo

20

1

do

100/-

CUTTACK

 

 

 

 

 

Utkal Balashrama

Wood Carving/ Stone Carving

10

2

do

100/-

Neutiakan

Cane & Bamboo

10

1

do

100/-

Ghasiput

do

12

1

do

100/-

Oranda

do

20

1

do

100/-

DHENKANAL

 

 

 

 

 

Indipur

Brass & Bellmetal

10

2

do

100/-

Deogaon

Cane & Bamboo

20

1

do

100/-

KEONJHAR

 

 

 

 

 

Raisuan

Brass & Bellmetal

10

2

do

100/-

MAYURBHANJ

 

 

 

 

 

Khiching

Hard Stone Carving

10

2

do

100/-

Bijayaramchandrapur

Sabai Grass

10

1

do

100/-

SAMBALPUR

 

 

 

 

 

Kuchinda

Sisal Craft

10

1

do

100/-

NAYAGARH

 

 

 

 

 

Daspalla

Cane & Bamboo

20

1

do

100/-

KENDRAPARA

 

 

 

 

 

Danpur

Golden Grass

20

1

do

100/-

JAGATSINGHPUR

 

 

 

 

 

Bansa

Golden Grass

12

1

do

100/-

KHURDA

 

 

 

 

 

Narendrapur

Cane & Bamboo

20

1

do

100/-

D-II.    SKILL TRAINING ON HANDICRAFTS (STATE LEVEL) 

Name of the Training Programme/Centre

Crafts

Intake Capacity

Duration (in yrs)

Eligibility

Stipend (Rs. per month)

Selection Procedure

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2

3

4

5

6

7

State Institute of Handicrafts Training Bhubaneswar

 

(To Create Skilled worker  in the field of Handicraft/Upgradation of skill of the traditional artisan community of the state)

 

Stone Carving

10

2 (Begins from 1st July)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Class Age 16-20yrs. 3yrs. age relaxation for SC / ST / OBC / Women Candidate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100/-

 

 

Applications are invited through advertisement in Oriya Daily / AIR / Doordarshan in the month of May / June every year. 

Preference will be given to the candidate belonging to traditional artisan family and also the candidates acquired training at Distrcit Level Centre.

Entrance Test is conducted for selection of the candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Carving

10

100/-

Wooden
Painted Toys

10

 

100/-

 

Appliqué

10

100/-

Pattachitra

10

100/-

Palm leaf Etching

10

100/-

Art Leather

10

100/-

Batik Print

10

100/-

Terracotta

10

100/-

Cane & Bamboo

10

100/-

Advance training course, Handicrafts Complex, Bhubaneswar 
(To create master-craft persons in the state)

Stone Carving

10

2 (Begins from 1st July)

 

 

 

 

7th Class Age 18-22yrs. 3 yrs. age relaxation for SC / ST / OBC / Women Candidate. He / She should have passed from Handicrafts School / HTCs or worked under master-crafts person at least 5 years or undergone training under TRYSEM and other Govt. sponsored programmes.

 

 

 

 

250/-

Applications are invited through advertisement in Oriya Daily / AIR / Doordarshan in the month of May / June every year. 

Entrance Test is conducted for selection of the candidate.

 

 

 

 

Wood Carving

10

250/-

Appliqué

10

250/-

Pattachitra

10

250/-

Terracotta

10

250/-

 D-III.  Training on Woollen Carpet. 

(To provide self-employment to un-employed women in rural areas) 

Name of the Training Programme/Centre

District Covered

Seats Available

Duration (in yrs)

Eligibility

Stipend (Rs. per month)

Selection Procedure

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Training on Woollen Carpet Weaving. (To provide a new avenue of self-employment to un-employed women youth in rural areas of the state by imparting skill training on woollen carpet weaving.)

Puri

Khurda

Nayagarh

Cuttack

Jagatsinghpur

Dhenkanal

40 per centre having 10 looms

1 year

5th Class Age 15-35yrs.

150/- per month

 Selection of the candidates is made by the committee consisting of representative of DCIO, M/s TCI and local IPO. Preference will be given to candidate belonging to SC/STOBC/BPL

 

 

 D-IV.       STATE LEVEL HANDICRAFTS AWARDS 

1.         State Handicrafts Award: 

            Objectives:

                        To recognise and encourage master crafts persons in the state for their outstanding work in the field of handicrafts. Every year three best entries are selected for state Handicrafts award where as five entries are selected for certificate of merit.

            Award:

                        i.          To State Handicrafts Awardee: 3 Nos.

                                    a)         One Brass Phalaka

                                    b)         Certificate

                                    c)         Cash Prize of Rs.5000/-

                                    d)         Anga Bastra

 

                        ii.         To Merit Certificate Holders : 5 Nos.

                                    a)         Certificate

                                    b)         Cash Prize of Rs.1000/-

                                    c)         Anga Bastra 

            Eligibility:

i.                     Participant must be permanent resident of Orissa

ii.                   Hereditary and Non-Hereditary artisan having 5 years working experience.

iii.                  Articles submitted for the award should be the original work of the applicant.

iv.                 Recipient of National / State Award in last three years need not apply.

             How to Apply:

                        Entries are invited from master craft persons through advertisement in Oriya Dailies / AIR / Doordarshan in the month of April / May. One artisan can not be more than two entries in a particular year. He/She shall have to submit a piece of Art to concerned DIC.

             Selection Procedure:

                        The Selection for the State Award is made by a committee constituted by Govt. The following aspects are taken into consideration at the time of selection.

a)                  Techniques followed.

b)                  Degrees of Skill.

c)                  Ability to involve new designs.

d)                  Contribution towards development of the craft and improvement of techniques.

e)                  Knowledge in Silpa Sastra.

f)                    Outstanding works executed by the craftsman.

g)                  Training Skill and Organising Ability.

h)                  Participation in Exhibitions and Demonstration

i)                    Publication of Articles or papers relating to the craft. 

2.         State Handicrafts Design Competition Award: 

            Objectives:

                        To encourage Handicrafts artisans for development of new designs. Every year five such awards are given for the best entries. 

            Award:

                                    a)         Cash Prize of Rs.3000/-

                                    b)         Certificate

                                    d)         Anga Bastra 

            Eligibility:

                        Following areas of handicrafts are considered for giving this award.

                        i.          Stone Carving               vii.        Papier mache

                        ii.          Wood Carving              viii.       Brass & Bellmetal

                        iii.         Pattachitra                    ix.         Filigree

                        iv.         Horn Work                  x.         Cane & Bamboo

                        v.         Terracotta                    xi.         Lacquer Work

                        vi.         Appliqué

                        The Artisans must be bonafide residents of Orissa.

                        Artisans having five years working experience shall participate in the competition.

                        (Certificate from DCIO will be sufficient for the purpose)

             How to Apply:

                                    Entries are invited from the eligible craft persons by release of advertisement in Oriya Dailies / AIR / Doordarshan in the month April / May. The craft person should submit its application along with sample in concerned DIC for recommendation by the District Level Selection Committee. 

            Selection Procedure:

                                    The best entries are selected by the State Level Selection Committee constituted by Govt. Out of the entries recommended by the District Level Committee. The selection is made on following criteria.

                        a)         Fineness.

                        b)         Innovation

                        c)         Creativity

                        d)         Wastage Factor

                        e)         Production Capability

                        f)          Utility Aspect