Crafts Based Resource Centre
This Resource Centre, first of its kind in India, is a single window solution in natural fibre crafts to artisans and craftsmen. As part of the 11th Five Year plan of India, the Natural Fibre Resource Centre was awarded to KIDS in recognition of its cluster project’s remarkable achievements in the field of fibre crafts. In 2009, the cluster project was granted to enhance screw pine craft in Kodungallur by the office of the Development Commission in Handicrafts, Govt of India and the Ministry of Textiles. The Govt of India considers this centre , the signle window for all issues faced by thousands of poor rural artisans in India. Having made a successful contribution in the promotion and marketing of natural fibre products, this Resource Centre was selected as the training centre for natural fibre by the Kudumbashree mission.
To create a institutional mechanism and to provide single window solution in an identified craft for comprehensives handholding in the following aspects:
- Technical & Technological information.
- Market Intelligence.
- Enterprise Development.
- Micro Finance activity.
- Reporting/Monitoring evaluation/Experience share.
- Product information
- Raw material information
- Cluster/producer information