Dastkar, a society for crafts and craftsmen was formed in 1981 to improve the livelihood of Indian craftspeople and in the process promote the Indian craft. It aims to help the artisans to use their skills in craft to become self-sufficient and independent. Every year Dastkar holds its Nature Bazaar in Delhi (and also other cities of India) to bring the urban consumers closer to Indian craft and its artisans. In Delhi, various melas are organized by Nature Bazaar, the Desert Bazaar is held in the last week of August.