Bamboo Craft and Livelihoods

Bamboo Craft and Livelihoods


Focus on developing a cadre of trained and informal group of artisans. To help conceive ‘Model Bamboo Craft Villages’ and develop entrepreneurship platforms such as Bamboo Gotuls (CFCs) for local youths. Applicable R & D for product prototypes, demand driven production and marketing of products in the utility craft space. Creating sustainable resource base through extension programs.

CURRENT FOCUS

  • 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.

PROJECTS

IDC IIT-B

Development of Curriculum for one year Diploma in Bamboo Entrepreneurship and Design

Model Production Unit (MPU)

1. STRC Bamboo Gotul Kondawahi (CFC)

2. STRC Model Craft Village, Kondawahi (Cillage Concept)