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NITA Crafts Development Multipurpose Cooperative

Written by Admin, 2019-10-05 14:51:01

NITA (National Indigenous and Traditional Arts) is located in the city of Nasarpur, in Sindh province, Pakistan. NITA works for the revival, development and education on traditional arts.  In 2016, it was registered as NITA Crafts Development Multipurpose Cooperative Society by Co-operation Department Government of Sindh. For the first time in the history of Sindh, efforts are being made in the handicraft sector, to enhance the technical approach for developing quality of Kashi crafts to make them compete with international standards. In order to do this, the Chairman of the NITA Society Mr. Ghulam Hyder, has given funds for the installation of Tile Hand Press, Ball Mill, Modelling Wheel, necessary tools, raw materials and power backup to support the craftsmen. Gas (LGP plant) plants and high-tech kilns are the biggest achievements. The gas plant at NITA is the only such plant at Sindh that is used for the creation of Kashi art pieces. The Chairman also plans to establish a Crafts Training Institution.

So far, NITA Society has trained more than fifty youth (both men and women). Currently, around ten craftsmen are working full time and two are working part time at NITA society. NITA intends to train more local youth in the field of Kashikari for reviving and developing Kashi tiles and pottery that are of fine quality and match international standards.