The scheme is continued for implementation during the 12th Plan period with some modification. The objective of the scheme is to give recognition to outstanding craftspersons in the handicrafts sector. Under the scheme, Shilp Guru Awards, National Awards and National Merit Certificates will be awarded to a craftsperson only once in a lifetime to encourage master craftsperson’s to maintain excellence in craftsmanship and keeping alive our old tradition. The component will be implemented by Hastkala Academy or departmentally.
• Outstanding craftsmen having vast experience in the handicraft sector Financial assistance and funding pattern • Gold Medal,......
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