A training for
rural artisans in skill upgradation
The Hindu, July 21, 2007
JAIPUR: A training programme is under way for rural artisans
and members of panchayati raj institutions in skill upgradation,
marketing techniques and information about raw material at
Udaipuria village near Chomu in Jaipur district. The programme
is being organized by CUTS Centre For Consumer Action, Research
And Training (CUTS-CART), Jaipur, in partnership with Canada
Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) of the Canadian High Commission
in New Delhi.
The seven-day training is being imparted under a project,
“Promoting greater role of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in
Rajasthan to foster rural livelihood opportunities: Meeting the
challenges of globalisation and economic liberalisation”. Under
the project, similar training will be organised in the districts
of Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Dungapur, Bundi and Tonk in the
Shri Shyam Sanskriti Sewa Samiti, an NGO, is the local organiser
of the training, along with CUTS-CART. “This is an honour to
village Udaipuria,” said Tufan Meena, president of Govindgarh
Panchayat Samiti, while inaugurating the training on Thursday.
“The local artisans who are working on leather accessories in
and around Udaipuria need to get more such opportunities to
upgrade their skills, to sustain in the competitive market,” he
George Cheriyan, Associate Director of CUTS, said Rajasthan had
a big potential in the rural non-farm sector, especially in
handicrafts. The objective of the current project was to promote
products which have not got the attention of the international
market yet, he said.
Manish Dubey, coordinator of the project, said the focus was on
rural artisans working on leather accessories.