Clay Idol Project

As per the directives of Hon'ble Chief Minister and so also as per the constant guidance and direction by the Hon'ble Minister for Cottage Industries, the Institute has taken the initiative in launching the project to promote the production and sale of eco-friendly idols. The institute has implemented pilot project of clay idol in the three major cities of State i.e. Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat during the year 2015-16. During the project the Institute has trained and convert Plaster of Paris (PoP) artisans to Clay Idol making activities. To promote the clay idol making activities, the Government has also launched a Scheme to provide a free toolkit, subsidized raw material and other monetary benefits to the clay idol makers. Under the scheme Rs.100/- per feet up to the maximum size of 9 feet and Rs. 50,000 per year per artisans subsidy is provided on the sales of clay idols. The Institute is also undertaking intensive mass media campaign and IEC activities to promote the usage of clay idols in the State.