KUPWARA, FEBRUARY 14: The Department of Handicrafts & Handloom Kupwara today organised a day long Exhibition cum Awareness Camp for ‘Encouraging Co- operative Towards Self Reliance’ , here at TRC Kupwara.
The Camp was presided over by Deputy Director Handicrafts(Adm), Srinagar, Reyazul Haq.
The officers and experts of line departments also attend the camp ,besides, a large number of co-operative artisans, and trainees participated in the awareness camp.
On the occasion detailed awareness was given to the artisans and trainees about the industrial co-operatives and their importance.
Deputy Director Handicrafts asked the trainees to take the benefit of different schemes of the Handicrafts department and adopt the handicrafts whole-heartedly so that traditional crafts of Kashmir like Carpet, Sozni, crewl and Numdasazi are revived in district Kupwara.
He asked the trainees and artisans to take advantage of the information technology, E-commerce, flip card, and other social media platforms as huge number of demands/orders are posted through these social media platforms.
Trainees were asked to adopt G.I tagging and other moden techniques so that purity and fakeness is differentiated in handicrafts.
Other officers who spoke on the ocasion stressed upon the artisans to make fully functional their units and take benefit of subsidies and soft loans and other financial assistance provided under different schemes of government.
Trainees were urged not to mis-use the soft loans and other funds and use these funds judiciously.
On the occasions it was said to trainees and artisans that efforts are on to establish the raw material bank in Kupwara district so that raw material for units could easily be avilable at district headquarters..
On the ocasion,Handicrafts &Handloom department had installed different installs of handicrafts which attracted visitors.