Indian handicrafts is famous for its employment opportunities especially for the weaker sections of the society and the people and women living in rural areas. Today many youths in metropolitan cities are adopting the handicraft sector. In India, it is a decentralising sector and it is also considered as a cottage industry. In India, it offers employment opportunities to more than 7 million artisans.

Handicraft industry has always scope in the Indian and international level. Like - In Uganda, there are more than 65 communities which contributes to the economy by offering different type of creative accessories. It regenerates creation, employment, social gathering and inclusion, human resource development and cultural diversity as well in uganda economy.

There are following flaws to be found in the Uganda economy -

  • lack of specialization

  • lack of vocational and business development training

  • unstructured and fragmented manufacturing and production planning

  • lack of proper individual equipment planning

  • no marketing, design and quality standards

  • lack of systematic organization of markets

  • lack of proper innovation in product design and quality

There is a campaign named “buy uganda” organized in the economy which has been successful in attracting more and more handicraft exporters, traders and entrepreneurs. According to this campaign the ultimate capacity building program has been initialized in which the traditional craftsmen and diversified cultural handicrafts will be promoted.


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