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Information about Dastkar

Published on July 31, 2009

Author: leeladesign

Source: slideshare.net


An Introduction to Dastkar Ranthambore. The people, place and products.

Dastkar Ranthambhore Project              

Dastkari Kendra in Ranthambhore, Rajasthan, is next to one of India's largest tiger reserves and an important tourist destination.

The Dastkari Kendra was set up as a rehabilitation measure to provide income support for those families displaced when the villages they were living in came under the protected national park area. The Kendra has provided regular income to the villagers since 1990.

Dastkar Ranthambhore forms a part of the Dastkar organization, which aims to preserve and strengthen traditions of textile art. They believe that income from this source means eventually less pressure on the forest land itself.

With support from Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana training and technical aid has been provided to these women where there was no means of income Today the Kendra provides training to about 300 women earning around Rs 1500/- to Rs 4000/- per month.

Ujwala Johda, business manager at Dastkar has turned around the Kendra reaching out to many international buyers and funding organizations.

The Kendra today houses a production Center, raw material store, office, sales outlet, training workshops apart from accommodating guest room and a local community center.

Dastkar’s Handcrafted Products Available in many stores across India

Block printing Bags Tie-dye Pillows Embroidery Bed spreads Lehengas Patch work Toys Mirrorwork

Women form 90% of our artisan group

Community Development sustained inputs in education, health and social issues micro-credit schemes

Dastkar provides - Planning infrastructure -Design and production - Skills upgradation - Raw material sourcing - Short term loans - Development inputs -basic literacy, micro-credit, sensitization on social and gender issues. - Information and networking - medical assistance

Dastkar Needs - branding and marketing assistance - Capacity building - Increasing our information base through documentation, - Initiative to reach out to more and more villages - new training programmes - Maintaining quality

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