Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) nodal agency under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for craft and artisan-based activities. It assists in the development, marketing and export of handicrafts, and the promotion of craft forms and skills. As the nodal agency, the Development Commissioner spearheads the country's efforts to promote the handicrafts sector. The office supports the artisans and the sector through different developmental schemes. The Handicrafts Sector plays a significant & important role in the country’s economy. It provides employment to a vast segment of crafts person in rural & semi urban areas and generates substantial foreign exchange for the country, while preserving its cultural heritage. Handicrafts have great potential, as they hold the key for sustaining not only the existing set of millions of artisans spread over length and breadth of the country, but also for the increasingly large number of new entrants in the crafts activity. Presently, handicrafts contribute substantially to employment generation and exports.
Sign-In Empanelled under Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India vide empanelment No: WB/2009/0000731 on 2nd June’2020 for Conducting Skill Training and other development activity for Artisan development in this region.