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Recently in Kupwara district, the Handicrafts & Handloom department organized an Awareness camp at Lalpora Lolab.

This camp was organized to raise awareness among the participants regarding various welfare schemes and programmes offered by the Handicrafts & Handloom department.

In his address, the VC DDC emphasized the need for revival of the handicraft and handloom industry so that a large number of unemployed youth could generate their livelihood.

Addressing the camp, the Assistant Director impressed upon the participants to adapt the traditional crafts like handloom weaving, Kanishawal weaving, Putto weaving, chain stitch, crewel, embroidery, wood carving, paper mache, Zari, Tapestry, willow wicker and carpet etc. for earning their livelihood by availing the departmental schemes.

He directed the concerned officers to make sure that newly formulated schemes for artisans percolate down to the target public. He also informed the artisan and weaver community to avail the benefits of the departmental schemes since everything has been made available to them online through JK Single Window Clearance System.

The AD highlighted the achievements made by the department during the current fiscal and said that department has provided interest subsidy under Credit Card Scheme for Artisans and Weavers, besides financial assistance of more than Rs.1.2 crore under the said scheme has been granted to the artisan community of District Kupwara for setting up their own income generating units.


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