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Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana

Published on July 28, 2019
Current context: Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani gave details of funds under Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana.
Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana
  • The scheme was launched in the year 2001-2002 to mobilize the artisans into SHGs for running the community business enterprise for self-sustainability.
  • The government has identified 90 clusters across the country with the aim of transforming these clusters into self-sustained SHGs within 3 year period.
  • Government has started organizing campaigns to educate cluster artisans about the scope of producer company and how it will help in long term sustainable business development.
  • The identified clusters also cover women clusters, weaker section, aspirational districts and export potential clusters.
  • The salient features of the Yojana include Design & Technology up-gradation, Direct Benefit to artisans, Marketing support & services, Research and Development, Infrastructure and Technology Support, Baseline Survey & Mobilization of Artisan. 


Q.1 The Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana was launched for which sector?
a. Agriculture
b. Artisans
c. Construction workers
d. Traders

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