The organization

Dastkari Haat Samiti is a national association of crafts people with members from all states of India. It functions independent of grants for its general activities and administrative work which come from contributions made by its members and basic infrastructural support provided by public spirited persons.


 It is a not-for-profit organization functioning according to democratic procedures and self help. Through its 26 years of work artisans have achieved self-confidence and have gained dignity and recognition in society through many of the programmes organized by the Samiti.


It is truly an artisan’s organization with work contribution by its President and Executive Committee members for no remuneration. It employs only five administrative staff persons, a full time accountant and a full time designer. All the organizational work done at its exhibitions and craft bazaars is with voluntary help of its artisan members and supporters.



As on January, 31, 2012 it has 1498 members comprising of individuals and societies. This represents more than 30,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries from artisan families. It conducts its general body meeting annually, elects office bearers once in three years and maintains accounts which are regularly audited and verified. It submits its income tax returns regularly and pays required taxes under PAN NO-AAAAD2141E.


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