Studies

With the objective to help develop sustainable businesses based on craft livelihoods through integrated interventions, AIACA, in collaboration with Access Development Services, has been engaged with DC (Handicrafts) under its BAHVY (Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastashilp Vikas Yojana) Scheme to develop craft clusters spread across 8 states - Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, and Tripura.

The objective is to develop these craft clusters through various interventions such as trainings, capacity building, product and design development, infrastructure, financial linkages, institutional design, and marketing support.

As a first step, diagnostic studies have been undertaken and business plans prepared along with artisan profiling. These would be presented to the DC (Handicrafts) to plan the implementation phase. The diagnostic studies look at the craft production processes in detail, map the value chains and role of various actors in the value chain including raw material suppliers, master craftsmen, traders and other marketing intermediaries.


  • Diagnostic Study on Artistic Textiles of Tripura
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Artistic Textiles of Nagaland
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Artistic Textiles of Assam
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Artistic Textiles of Sikkim
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Crafts of Sikkim - Wood Craving and Cane & Bamboo
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Dhokra-lost wax casting of Chhattisgarh
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Black Terracotta of Jharkhand
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Tamta Copperware of Uttrakhand
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Diagnostic Study on Chamba Rumal
    AIACA, 2009
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  • Impact of VCA Interventions - Handwoven Products from the Chanderi Region
    AIACA, 2011
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