Bamboo Craft and Livelihoods
Focus on developing a pool of skilled and traditional artisans with basic & higher order skills. Developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem through a network of Common Facility Centres for local youths with Model Production Unit at STRC as the hub. Applicable R & D for product prototype development, demand driven production and marketing of products in the utility craft space. Work on the idea of ‘Model Craft Villages’ with sustainable resource base through extension programs.
Cadre of Skilled and Traditional Artisans: Trained Master Trainers engaged in creating a cadre of skilled and traditional artisan groups through basic and higher order skill training with an aim to develop a pool of 100 master artisans.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem around Bamboo Craft:Support rural enterprise development as a sustainable livelihood option for local communities. Introducing innovation into lifestyle utility products and establishing a business connect with potential market. Establishing linkages between financial institutions and local enterprises through community-led multi-stakeholder development models.
Model Production Unit (MPU): A well-equipped Model Production Unit (MPU) to carry out R & D on product prototypes, higher order skill training for artisans, mass production and quality control.
Model Craft Villages (MCVs) and Common Facility Centres (CFCs): To excite a group of communities, especially local youths including women, to an idea of model craft villages with an adequately skilled group of artisans eying a potential niche market for innovative products in utility craft space. These MCVs are essentially facilitated by MPU of STRC.