This research paper finds out different problems associated with craftsmen enaged in producing handicrafts in the state of Orissa, India. Orissa has a distinguished craft heritage. The craftsmanship of the arts and crafts embodies a tradition, which lives in the creative imagination of the artists of the state. The beauty and charm of its crafts has always been a source of attraction to many Indian and foreign tourists. From time immemorial, Orissa has carved out a name for itself in the field of handicrafts. The gifted artisan could produce wonderful objects of craft from simple materials. Their rare artistic skill has been streamlined in the manufacture of exquisite household pieces. This sector of economy directly or indirectly provides employment to more than one lakh people of the state. However, the artisan community faces a number of problems and need intervention to improve their quality of life. This paper, through primary reseach, finds out different problems associated with the community and suggests solutions which can be extrapolated for different artisan community.
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