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Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana

(a) whether the Government has launched the Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY);
(b) if so, the details thereof and the salient features of the Yojana;
(c) the details of funds provided under the Yojana during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT- wise;
(d) the number of craftsmen benefitted during the said period, State/UT-Wise; and
(e) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to expand the scope of the said scheme?

To know the answer of above questions reg. Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No.5649.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5649
ANSWERED ON: 26.07.2019
Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana
Bidyut Baran Mahato
Sambhajirao Mane Dhairyasheel
Sudheer Gupta
Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar
Sanjay Sadashivrao Mandlik

Will the Minister of TEXTILES be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has launched the Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY);

(b) if so, the details thereof and the salient features of the Yojana;

(c) the details of funds provided under the Yojana during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT- wise;

(d) the number of craftsmen benefitted during the said period, State/UT-Wise; and

(e) the steps taken/being taken by the Government to expand the scope of the said scheme?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF TEXTILES
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)
(a) & (b): Yes Sir, the Government launched the Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY) in the year 2001-2002 with a view to mobilize the artisans into Self Help Groups thrift and credit, training of Self Help Groups on various aspects of forming and running the community business enterprises for self sustainability of artisans. The salient features of the Yojana are as follows:-

1) Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (Base Line Survey & Mobilization of Artisans)
2) Design & Technology Upgradation
3) Human Resource Development 
4) Direct Benefit to Artisans
5) Infrastructure and Technology Support
6) Research and Development
7) Marketing Support & Services

(c) & (d): The details of funds provided during the last three years, State/UT- wise under the scheme is attached in Annexure-I. During this current financial year (2019-20), the Government has taken initiative to organize campaign to educate cluster artisans about the scope of producer company, its importance for long term sustainable business development for the cluster and motivate prospective artisans/Self Help Groups members to form producer companies in various cluster areas across the country. 

(e): The Government has identified and adopted 90 clusters across the country which will also cover aspirational districts, women clusters, weaker section and export potential clusters. The objective is to transform these clusters in a time period of 3 years by ensuring self-sustainment of the Self Help Groups/artisans of these clusters. 

In addition to the above, the Government organized Hastkala Sahyog Shivirs at more than 300 places all over the country for providing Aadhaar linked Pahchan card, marketing facilities, facilitating to artisans through Mudra loan and enrolment of artisans under Pradhan Mantri Jeeven Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana & Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana for the welfare of artisans during the Hastkala Sahyog Shivirs.

Source: Loksabha

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