During the 11th Plan period, this activity was perused as a component of AmbedkarHastshilp Vikas Yojana. However during the deliberations of the Sub Group on Handicrafts, it was decided that this being broadly a welfare measure, it should be included as a component under the Welfare plan scheme for 12th Plan. Accordingly, this component has been shifted from the AmbedkarHastshilp Vikas Yojana to Welfare scheme. The component is envisaged to alleviate the problem of collateral security or 3rd party guarantee and remove impediments to flow of credit to handicrafts sector
The handicraft artisans/ producers groups/Self Help Groups who.....
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