In another intervention for Toda and Lambadi embroidery in Tamil Nadu, AIACA has been working with about 250 artisans since 2011 (a 3 year project) and has carried out capacity building and training leading to organization development, legal structuring, design innovation, product development. Training on packaging and marketing has also played a critical role in improving business in a significant way. Additionally, new tools and techniques for production have also been introduced.
The increase in monthly income of the Lambadi embroidery artisans is from INR 600/- per month (2011) to INR 4633/- per month (2014). For Toda embroiders, the monthly income has risen from INR 1272/- (2011) to INR 4000/- (2014).