Kupwara: The Department of Handloom today organized a daylong awareness cum registration camp for handloom weavers and artisans of Kupwara district at Town Hall, here.
The Assistant Director, Handloom Muzamil Hassan presided over the camp conducted with an aim to provide general awareness to Artisans and Handloom Weavers with regard to employment opportunities in different activities of Handloom sector.
The A D Handloom said that the Government is putting all out efforts to revive the pristine glory of the Handloom sector in Kupwara district, adding that various innovative programmes are being implemented in the district to get the best results at grassroots level.
He said that as many as 3317 weavers have been registered with the department so far. 400 different units have been established, for which the department provided a subsidy of Rs 60 lakh.
He said by now 11 Handloom centres are running in different areas of the district where 141 trainees are being imparted training in Cutting, Tailoring, weaving and kani Shawl. A stipend of Rs 1000 and Rs 1500 are being provided to the trainees of Elementary and Advanced Courses respectively.
The experts of Handloom and Handicraft Departments, besides, MD Skill Development (NGO) gave detailed information to the participants about various schemes and programmes that are directly connected with employment generation.