About Us

MANAS is an ambitious and over-arching skill development architecture, aimed at providing an all India Level training framework, based upon tie-ups with National/International training organizations (on PPP mode) for imparting training to the minority population, for skills that are currently in demand.

MANAS will also provide concessional credit for minority community after meeting their Skilling Needs for expanding their existing businesses and setting up new businesses.

About Hunar Haat

India has a wide range of master Artisans & Craftsmen and have a legacy of spectacular art. “Hunar Haat” is playing an important role in national and international branding of this heritage.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has taken the initiative to provide a huge platform through Hunar Haat to the artisans/craftsmen of India to showcase their expertise and explore the opportunities of employment under "Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTAAD)".

Over a period of time, Hunar Haat has proved to be a credible brand of Indigenous Talent of Indian artisans and craftsmen. Hunar Haat has ensured “Development with Dignity” of artisans and craftsmen of the country.

It is a great effort at projecting the talent of Indian artisans towards “Local to Global”. It is well known fact that branding/promotion of art of Master Artisans of the country is very important and programmes such as “Hunar Haat” are playing an important role in this direction and it will benefit lakh of people associated with this sector.

28 editions of Hunar Haat has been organized across the country which has proved to be “Empowerment & Employment Exchange” and has provided the employment opportunities to over 10 lakh Craftsmen/Artisans and Culinary Experts.

News Updates


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Shri Ramnath Kovind
His Excellency President of India

"Under schemes like Hunar Haat and USTTAD, not only the skills of lakhs of crafts persons are being developed but employment opportunities are also being generated. Under these schemes, women crafts persons comprise more than half of the beneficiaries.""

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Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu
Hon’ble Vice President of India

"Visit to ‘Hunar Haat’ was such an enriching and uplifting experience. Beautiful pieces of Handicrafts made by some of the finest master craftsmen and artisans are on display at the ‘Haat’. You can not but admire the skills ans imaginations of our artisans"

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Sh. Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

"USTAAD is a significant initiative to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts which remained largely neglected so far. I congratulate the traditional artsmen and the Ministry of Minority Affairs for taking the initiative. I wish USTAAD a great success,"-

Prime Minister, Govt. of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, October, 2015 during launch of "USTAAD" (Hunar Haat).

Proposed Collaborative Network with Schemes..

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Seekho aur Kamao Scheme, USTAD, Dharohar, Nai Taleem and others

Ministry of Home Affairs

Project UDAAN for J&K, Skill Development Scheme in Left Wing Extremist Areas

Ministry of HRD

Project Hunar, Madarsa Modernization Scheme

Major Collaborations