Ministry/Department : Ministry of Minority Affairs
USTTAD 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