DDC Budgam Reviews progress on Craft Tourism Village Kanihama, Budgam.

Budgam April, 19 (KNS) : District Development Council Chairman Nazir Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting convened in New Conference Hall DC office Complex Budgam to take stock of works and progress in Craft Tourism Village Kanihama, Budgam. 

The meeting among others was also attended by DDC members, ADC Budgam, ACD,
Representative from Union Ministry of Textiles, A.D Handloom & Handicrafts, XEN REW,
other officials concerned and public delegations from Kanihama, Batpora & Mazhama.

At the outset, the chair was apprised that 27 beneficiaries have been identified who shall be
allotted weavers sheds besides Repair and renovation of weaver sheds in Craft village has been
started. The chair was also informed that the beautification work of Kanihama Craft Tourism
Village is on full swing which includes construction of drains, internal lanes and Display cum
sales counter.

It was revealed in the meeting that web portal and software application has been
designed and developed to promote online sale of products manufactured at Craft Village.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairman said that Kanihama place known for world
famous Kani Shawls is a unique heritage which should be preserved, located on Highway
makes it more significant to attract many tourists who throng to Gulmarg.

Taking strong note of some discrepancies/irregularities, DDC Chairman instructed to set up
committee which shall investigate and verify again inclusion and exclusion of the list of
beneficiaries to be allotted weaver shed. The DDC further instructed concerned to submit
proposal regarding inclusion of Batpora and Mazhama also in Craft Tourism Village in Second

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