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Handloom awareness camp held at Bandipora

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BANDIPORA, MARCH 07:  The Department of Handloom organized a day-long artisan awareness cum registration camp at Nadihal, her today.

On the occasion, Assistant Director Handicrafts Dr Shariq Iqbal lone said that the objective of organizing the camp was to make artisans aware about various welfare programs and schemes of the department.

He said the department is making efforts to make sure that the benefits of newly designed schemes for artisans percolate to the targeted beneficiaries. He said that handloom sector has witnessed a glorious past and it is high time to revive it with the help of modern technology and schemes in vogue.

He said that thousands of persons have been imparted training in different skills at training centres across the district.

On the occasion participants were briefed about different schemes available within the department for the handholding of the artisans  for their socio- economic development and were informed about several loan schemes also.

The artisan societies and groups were registered under Micro, Small and Medium enterprise categories and the registration certificates and cards were distributed among them, on the occasion.

As many as 10 trainees for the current session were provided registration cards. On the spot online registration process was also carried during the Programme.

Later Assistant Director Dr Shariq Iqbal Lone inspected M/s Wular Lake Weavers Industrial Cooperative Society, Nadihal.

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