Keeping in view the need to make handicrafts a viable economic activity by making the products more acceptable in the market, five Regional Design and Technical Development Centers at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Calcutta and Guwahati are functioning to provide design and technical guidance accompanied by training facilities in different crafts to artisans in their respective regions.
The main activities of the Regional Design and Technical Development Centers in Handicrafts are:
- To make crafts a success in the contemporary market and thus enhance income and employment opportunities and
- To preserve the craft's traditional beauty which is the main source of strength to a designer.
These centers are concerned with the development of new designs and products in certain crafts in collaboration with outside designers. Design workshops in various crafts are being organized from the empanelled designers/an alumni of NID/NIFT in the crafts pockets by these centers.
What is the procedure for empanelment as a designer?
- If the designer is an alumni of an NID or NIFT, he/she is not required to seek formal empanelment. However, all other designer have to apply to concerned Regional Director for empanelment as designer. These designers once empanelled can take up implementation of design related interventions being sanctioned to various eligible implementing agencies under plan schemes of this office.
New Designed Development
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