Srinagar: In connection with the creation of a comprehensive database of Artisans in J&K, the Director Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah today reviewed the overall progress on the project while inaugurating the one day training programme of MIS being imparted to the Departmental Officers today at NIELTS Rangreth, here.
The database of artisans is being created by the M/S Spectrum Planning India Pvt Ltd which has been hired by the Project Management Unit and implemented by Project Implementation Unit I&C under Jehlum Tawi Flood Recovery project.
The training programme was imparted to the officers who are performing their duties as District Coordinators of Kashmir Division and the aim of this exercise is to enlist the artisans in the database that will be linked to the international market and the policies will be developed for the benefit and welfare of the artisans.
On the occasion Director Handicrafts and Handlooms Kashmir emphasized on the officers to gain expertise from the training programmee so that the same can be implemented on the ground which will help to frame the route map for the upliftment of the Artisan Community.
On the occasion besides the team of M/S Spectrum Planning India Pvt Ltd, the officers of the Industries and Commerce Department associated with project Implementation were also present.
Further, the agency shall also undertake a similar training program for the Jammu based officers of the Handicrafts Handloom department.
Till date the comprehensive details of approx 2.75 lakh artisans and weavers has been generated which stand uploaded on the MIS and the project is expected to be completed by April 2021.