Cluster Development Bolpur , West Bengal
Sponsored by Government of India & Government of West Bengal
This project sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Commissioner, Rural Development, Government of West Bengal aims at promotion of Crafts & Textile Clusters and their distinctive styles for higher value realization. Over 9 million artisans are employed in this unorganized sector in India who have been gradually marginalized due to competitive pressure of dynamically shifting market and globalization. The Cluster Development Initiative of NIFT endeavors both the vision building and capacity building objectives for approximate 2,000 rural artisans of Birbhum District of West Bengal engaged in Kantha Stitch, Batik , Leather, Tussar Silk , Macramé through Design Development and Diversification, Skill upgradation training, Innovation, Technological upgradation, Formation of self-help groups for linkages with markets & financial institutions for sustainable income generation.
Mr. Dibyendu Bikash Datta
Cluster Initiative Coordinator