Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated National Institutes of Design (NID) at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Jorhat in Assam. These new NIDs in various parts of the country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design which, in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect. Both institutes are autonomous under department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and industry. They will provide sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large-scale enterprises and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building.