Bamboo Craft & Livelihoods

Bamboo Craft and Livelihoods

Mandated to develop a decentralized entrepreneurial eco-system with an artisan centric approach to boost the local artisan economy. To curate specialized skill programs in structural application of bamboo and to design low-cost craft tools and innovative products in utility/lifestyle space. Promote extensive bamboo plantation as a sustainable resource development approach.



  • 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.


Artisan Training and Capacity Building

Model Production Unit (MPU) and Associated Infrastructure

Extension Program: Plantations, IEC

Common Facility Centre (CFC)