Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY)
Ministry of Textiles, Government of India selected OISCA International, South India Chapter to implement AHVY in “Mural style fabric painting craft” at Kozhikode Corporation, in the state of Kerala. We executed the AHVY scheme in 35 Self Help Groups consisting of 20 artisans in each group with a total of 700 artisans from 12 villages in Kozhikode Corporation. Self Help Group provide a social support system, The beneficiaries of all SHGs under these project get free training in mural style fabric painting, better wages through market of finished project, educational scholarship for their children, health and accidental insurance, and above all, other financial help through bank under subsidized schemes. OISCA have now 1600 certified artisans. Some of our artisan?snames were recommended for National Awards.