Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata [EZCC], an autonomous body, under Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India primarily engaged in promoting, strengthening and propagating the extremely rich folk and rural cultural traditions of the nation, is also implementing a Project sanctioned by the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India under the SGSY (Special Project) Scheme for revival and revitalization of dying art forms of 10 backward districts of West Bengal & Orissa for sustainable livelihood of the artisans. The Project is the only one of its kind under the Special Projects of the Ministry of Rural Development using performing art and visual art skills for attaining sustainable livelihood. The dying art forms include 12 performing arts and 3 visual arts. The project intends to benefit 4000 artisans in the two states for an additional sustainable livelihood of at least Rs.24,000/- per annum. The project period is three years and is targeted to benefit 80% artisans belonging to BPL families including about 3 to 5 percent handicapped persons and women.
Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
Address : http://ezccindia.org/products-painting.html
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