India is set to launch its first ‘sustainable crafts’ initiative on Tuesday.

The new ‘sustainability’ initiative will seek to help the country develop sustainable craft industries.

This initiative aims to address issues such as food waste, soil degradation, water management and food processing and will be launched in the first three months of the year.

According to a report by Indian Express, the initiative will focus on the livelihood of small and medium-sized businesses.

“Our mission is to create a system that enables businesses to be profitable, generate good employment opportunities and provide a stable environment for their employees,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement on Monday.

“This will help them to attract investment, increase their productivity and ensure that their employees’ income is sufficient.”

The initiative will be run by the State Government of India (SGSI) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The initiative is part of the government’s ‘sustained growth’ programme and aims to increase the country’s GDP growth to 5.5 per cent by 2022 from 3.3 per cent in 2020.