The “Rajasthan Handicrafts Policy-2022” has finally been approved by the Rajasthan cabinet.
The policy will help in the upliftment of handicraft artisans by empowering them. New employment opportunities will also be created in the state, said officials.
Handicrafts, which are on the verge of extinction, will be revived under the policy and the national-level Handicrafts Week will be organised every year in December and artisan will be felicitated.
Facilities like brand building of handicrafts, assistance for online marketing, social security, loan facility, scholarship, assistance for participation in fairs, expansion of infrastructure facilities in Craft Village, besides setting up handicraft park, museum, design center, sales center will be ensured under the policy.
A state-level monitoring committee headed by State Industries and Commerce Minister will be also be formed to ensure better implementation of the policy.