Crescent Kashmir

Promoting handicrafts

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Handlooms and handicrafts are getting the special focus by the central government as the government is focusing on skill training on modern lines for artisans.

Recently Union MoS Darshana Jardosh reviewed the functioning of Handloom & Handicraft deptt.

She called for the training of artisans in gift packaging, which would enable them to provide attractive packaging for their products and thereby increase their marketability. She emphasized that such training would not only help in increasing the income of artisans, but would also help in promoting the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

She expressed confidence that the Handloom and Handicraft Department would take necessary measures to achieve the government’s goals. She assured the artisans of the government’s continued support in their efforts towards building a self-reliant India.

While discussing the need to bring synergy between central and UT level agencies to promote textile in the region, the Union MoS called for making concerted efforts so as to improve the overall outcomes besides boosting the export of the local articrafts.

She interacted with artisans of Pashmina, Basohli Paintings and other crafts who have received skill development training in the district. She said that the Government of India is extending hand holding to create a proper eco system for nurturing and preserving art forms besides giving marketing avenues to get good value for their crafts.

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