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Madhubani Painting in Ranti Village

Made by : Rashmi KavyaGuided by : Ms. Nupur ChopraSUMMER PROJECT

Project is about present scenario of artist and art.Awareness of their rights and importance.

Methods were :-Surveys.Secondary researchesFormal and informal interviewsExploration of artDocumentation

Introduction and methodology

One of the ancient paintings of India.Traditional art in Bihar.Known for unique style of painting.Themes are generally of mythology.

About Madhubani painting

Done in 5 styles :- geru, bharhi, kachni, Kohbar and godna Single-eyed living figuresLarge bulging eyesjolting nose emerging out of the forehead Use of bright colours

Methods & Characteristics

First reference from times of Ramayana- sitas marriage

Discovered in 1934,after earthquake by William G. Archer.

In 1973, Railway Minister Dr. Lalit Narayan Mishra bought it into limelight.

Re- discovered by Mr. Upendra Maharathi and Mr. Bhaskar Kulkarni .Discovery

Dr. L.N. Mishra

Journey of Madhubani Painting

On mud wallsOn handmade bamboo sheetsOn earthen potsOn wooden objectsOn PaperOn Designer dress


Gram Vikas Parishad

NGO provides employment for artisans.Promotes Mithila and madhubani painting.Established in 1987Works in 450 villages.Registered under FCRA(Foreign Contribution Regulation act)Has 35 full time staffs and 200 project staffs.Recently signed for SFURTI scheme.Some Platforms for ArtisansStatus of art and artist in Ranti

Glimpses of GVP

It is a co-operative Society Ltd.associated with :- the Asian heritage Foundation, Japan Social development Fund JIYO! Government of India and Bihar sponsored Jeevika Project. Formed in 2009Also provides home for poor artisans.50-70 women are members.Shilp Sangh

SFURTI (Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries )Promotes cluster development.Launched by MSME(Ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises )KVIC (Khadi and village industries Commission)is the nodal Agency .KVIC provides funds.

Schemes by Government

In 2013,it planned Rs.850 crore for 4 lakh artisans.

Recently, fund of Rs. 2 crore has been given to GVP.

Objective :-To make traditional industries more competitive

profitable and sustained employment for traditional industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs.


Prime Minister's Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) merged together.

central sector scheme .

administered by MSME and is implemented by KVIC.

Maximum Project cost should be Rs. 25 lakh.Scheme available only for new units to establish

PMEGP (Prime Ministers employment generation programme)

Objectives:-To provide continuous and sustainable employment To facilitate participation of financial institutions for higher credit flow to micro sectors.

PMEGP Cont..

Most of artisans learnt art as a tradition.Monthly income was Rs.5000-8000Not satisfied with incomeMany artists changed occupation for better income.Still many looking forward in this field.No awareness of Schemes or policiesHoping for a changeThey want direct interaction to governmentThey want a regional office not any middleman.

Interview with artisans

Sudha DeviRani JhaRatna Kumari

83 years old, experienced and talented artistDevoted whole life for artTrained 4900 students in Brahmanand Art institute (CCRT funded)Special Contribution in Mithila museum,JapanReceived Rashtrapati award, Shilp Guru Award, Certificate in Germany, etc.

Meeting with Godavari Dutt

A short film Kalakar Namaskar made on her life by Dr. Chandramani.Visited Japan, Germany & France to promote the art many time. Comment on the topic:-India is known for its art and culture.For development of nation, art & artist needs to be retained and sustained.Change should start from home only.Meeting with Godavari Dutt Cont..

Trishul at Mithila MuseumAwards and certificatesAchievements of Godavari Dutt

Art has gained recognition, not the artist.Art needs to be explored more.Need of a platform for emerging artists.Need to attract and retain artist.Provision of sustainable employment.Organizing awareness program about schemes and policies. Conclusion