Usttad scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs with an aim to develop capacity and upgrade the traditional skills of master craftsmen/artisans. These trained master craftsmen/artisan will provide training to the minority youths in various specific traditional arts/crafts. Objectives of the Scheme • To protect prosperous tradition of traditional arts and crafts of minorities. • To establish standards of recognized arts/ crafts and their documentation. • To develop ties of traditional skills with the global market. • To create means of better standards of living for marginalized minorities and bring them in the mainstream. • To assure honour of labour. • To outline development and research in traditional arts/crafts.