ADC Bandipora inaugurated two-days Exhibition of Handicrafts
BANDIPORA: The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Bandipora, Zahoor Ahmad Mir on Thursday inaugurated a two-day exhibition at Mini-Secretariat organised by the Department of Handicrafts as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatsov.
On the occasion, the department of Handicrafts and Handloom had erected stalls showcasing different apparels, shawls, carpets and other items prepared by artisans of the district.
Mir inspected the stalls and interacted with visitors and artisans. He appealed to the artisan fraternity to come forward and get themselves registered with the department so that the benefits available for them are availed off by them without any difficulty and they are helped to stand on their own.
During the proceeding, the officers apprised the participants about the schemes being run for their welfare and made them aware about the training programs including corporatisation, availability of design facility from school of Designs Srinagar, benefits of newly launched Credit Card Scheme of Rs two lakhs having 7 percent subsidy available for five years from the date of disbursement.
Assistant Director (AD) Handicrafts (Bandipora) said the department is making efforts to make sure that the benefits of newly designed schemes for artisans percolate to the targeted beneficiaries.
The AD said that the handicraft sector has witnessed a glorious past and it is high time to revive the sector with the help of modern technology and schemes in place and added that youth are trained in the district in different crafts including carpet weaving, Sozni, embroidery, wood carving, chain stitch, staple and gabba craft so that they are able to establish their own income generating units.