Srinagar city has a lot of heritage importance and has been on the global tourism map. Recently a major achievement was highlighted as the city got enlisted in the UNESCO world creative cities network. Srinagar became one of the 49 cities worldwide to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) under the Craft & Folk Arts category which is a moment of pride for the people especially the artisans.
The government has been trying to uplift the artisan community of Kashmir valley and the recent achievement is UNESCO will further accelerate the process of such schemes.
In a significant step towards the self–reliance of the artisans of Jammu and Kashmir, many artisan clusters were developed under this project with the objective of reviving the traditional crafts and providing gainful employment opportunities to youth.
J&K government for promoting the local talent and supporting youth aspirations like education, entrepreneurship under flagship initiatives like Mission Youth, besides extending financial support to meritorious students from weaker sections for higher education through LG Super 75 scholarship.
Srinagar city has a lot of potential to get the world attention especially in the heritage circle as it has the historical places to attract the tourists but it needs more efforts from the government to promote the city at the global level.