Handicrafts and Carpet
Handicraft is a pivotal source of employment generation of West Bengal. This industry is unique in terms of skill design, cost and quality of products and thus provides a competitive advantage on other national and international players of handicrafts market. Handicrafts constitute an important segment of the de-centralized/unorganized sector of our economy. It is mainly a rural based sector which has its reach in backward and in-accessible areas. Originally, handicraft started as a part time activity in the rural areas, however it has now transformed into a flourishing economic activity due to significant market demand over the years.
At AFTI we train the large number of educated youths and the youth who had dropped out of the education system, giving them technical training to earn their livelihood.