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Efforts afoot to make Handloom, Handicraft Corporations commercially viable: Nizamuddin Bhat

‘Instructions passed to management to make business promotion centers fully functional’


Jammu, Nov 21 (KNS): J&K Handloom and Handicraft Corporations will undertake an audit of its commercial operations, to review the viability of its current operations, besides identifying shortcomings for improvement to increase market outreach and prospects for state arts.
Disclosing this, Vice Chairman Nizamuddin Bhat said that present Government has taken a serious note of recession in the business of Handicrafts and Handloom and is highly concerned to ameliorate the lot of artisans, craftsmen and employees.
Bhat said Handloom and Handicrafts boards have already asked the management to re-evaluate assets spread across India and ascertain the status of each centre and viability of the manpower engaged at these centres. Instructions have been passed to the management to make business promotion centers fully functional and regularly monitor the production and manufacturing ends, he added. He said, in this connection, the targeted implementation of various schemes from central Handloom Corporations, textiles Ministry and Ministry of the Human Resources assume greater significance.
Bhat said Industries Ministry has taken measures to promote Handicrafts and Handloom through trainings, exposure visits, marketing support and exhibitions. (KNS)