Mega Handicrafts & Handloom Awareness camp organised at Baramulla

Baramulla February 22:(KNS)Department of Handicrafts District Baramulla organized a one day Artisan Awareness Camp cum Registration Mela at Dak Banglow Sopore on 22- 02-2021. BDC Chairman Sopore &LDM J&K Bank Baramulla were the dignitaries present at the camp. A multitude of artisans participated in the camp where in they were appraised about various welfare schemes launched by the Department of Handicrafts & Handloom for overall benefit of artisan fraternity. Assistant Director Handicrafts Baramulla briefed about the various activities being carried out by the department to cater to the problem of unemployment. The officer informed that presently 1400 trainees are undergoing training in traditional crafts in 57 training centres throughout the District Baramulla. 4362 Artisans have been registered by the office during the current financial year in different crafts. On behalf of the artisan community Assistant Director Handicrafts, Baramulla extended a hearty vote of thanks to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for recent enhancement of monthly stipend of handicrafts/handloom trainees which will help in boosting the industry and creation of more job opportunities. Under the newly launched Credit Card Scheme for Artisans & Weavers 200 cases have been sponsored to various financial institutions of district for financial assistance. The aim/objective behind the scheme is to make the artisan fraternity self-reliant and save them from the clutches of middleman ship. LDM J&K Bank Baramulla while speaking on the occasion clarified the due process of approval of the Artisan Credit Card scheme and also addressed the grievances raised the Artisans. He assured that all the hindrances in the approval process will be addressed. The Assistant Director Handicrafts Baramulla also briefed about the creation/development of clusters that will enhance the foothold and will boost infrastructure for artisans and weaver community. They will be provided market support for their products through E- commerce Websites like Flipkart. Provision of raw material bank at Pattan was also talked about; this will provide the artisans cheap and accessible raw material at their door steps. The gathering was addressed by Officers of the School of design Srinagar. They interacted with the artisans and discussed the need of new designs and trends to sustain the market competition.(KNS)

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