Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Minority Affairs
USTAD stands for Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development Scheme.
Objective: Aims at upgrading Skills and Training of minority communities by preservation of traditional ancestral Arts and Crafts.
  • It envisages boosting the skill of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.
  • Under the scheme, assistance will be provided to traditional artisans to sell their products in order to make them more compatible with modern markets.
  • It is fully funded by Union Government
  • Applicable for all areas in India
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2015

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