Government Neglect and Lack of Awareness among Artisans
There is a considerable lack of enabling environment that could recognize and encourage crafts persons. The handmade goods industry is not viewed as a driver of economic growth. Thus, when it comes to execution and appraisal, artisan schemes tend to have very low priority.
Like pointed out earlier, artisans have limited to no access to information or a formal means of education. That puts them in a vulnerable position and makes them prone to exploitation. Their rural background and naiveté add to their destitution.
Therefore, the few efficient artisan welfare schemes that have the potential to garner good results do not reach majority of artisans. Absence of information channels and understanding of the economy with no knowledge of government schemes prevent the artisan community from availing their benefits and freeing itself of poverty.