Handicraft Sector in the country is looking to hire around 1.3 crore people by 2016-17. As of now the government is following seven general schemes for promotions and development of the textile sector. The number of individuals to be employed with (Handicraft) sector by 2016-17 is estimated to be 12.29 million. The CAGR during the period 2012-13 till 2016-17 is assumed at the rate of 10 per cent said union textile minster. The proposed general schemes include Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana; Design & Technology Upgradation Scheme; Marketing Support & Services Scheme; Research & Development Scheme; Human Resource Development Scheme; Handicraft Artisans Comprehensive Welfare Scheme; Infrastructure and Technology Development Scheme.