Intensifying the Indian labor with Techniques and Training to Create the Products with International Finesse
A methodical, skill-enhancing, technical program for craftsmen can, not only enrich the coming generations of talent, but it can also put India securely on the international map in meeting high standards of quality and finesse.
India as a nation has always been home to extremely talented artisans and craftsmen. Our history reveals our close association with art and handicraft. There are generations of craftsmen working meticulously still, to create novel pieces of art work.
Sadly, the channeling and recognition of such work is very limited. An artisan has, for years, been left to do what he and his ancestors have been doing. We have a talent-mine and good hand work but we need skilled man power. Skill, not just in terms of talent, but also versatility with regards to machines, various raw material and the ever changing demands of the foreign market. Whether it is handling complicated tools or new machinery, the Indian craftsman finds himself at a loss to compete with international markets. Despite all the hard work, he fails to shine through as superior against a machine used for mass production of high standard pieces. A methodical, skill-enhancing, technical program for craftsmen can, not only enrich the coming generations of talent, but it can also put India securely on the international map in meeting high standards of quality and finesse. What we need today, are reforms. Well-chalked out talent-management reforms can ensure that the labour in our country combines its potential with the technology available to it, and use it as an added facilitator to not only create excellent pieces of art but also surpass the highest quality standards, thereby making the Indian market an attractive prospect for foreign buyers.
The mass production machine set up is no match for our hardworking labourer but we fail to match up only due to the gap between creativity and detailing. If only we could use machines to add that extra streak of perfection, there is no way we won’t create world class products at competitive costs and within a reasonable time frame.
Keeping this above in mind, we, the designers and manufacturers, should not leave a stone unturned in going the extra mile to train our working staff in dealing with top notch machinery, tools and equipment. Every state-of-the-art machine should be introduced to our craftsmen by a training team who guides them step-by-step on how to assemble and operate the machine for best results. The
workers should be taken through hours of training sessions with these teams so as to use these machines to their optimum potential and to act as helping hands towards better output. Even during these unprecedented times, we should come up with innovative solutions to train our craftsmen via webinars and zoom sessions with practical usage being monitored and corrected online.
We should strive to bring to the markets, masterpieces made by trained hands, backed by high tech mechanical power, all made in India with Pride.
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