'Working for welfare of artisans'
Focus On Theme-Based Initiatives: CS
Srinagar, July 24: Chief Secretary Madhav Lal Sunday emphasized on preparing a theme-based developmental model for the welfare of artisans of Shehar-i-Khas with a special focus on community-centric initiatives.
“It is time to identify small pocket areas of traditional artisan communities for their socio-economic development,” Lal said, adding that only those interventions should be taken up which can show results within a short period.
Chairing a meeting on development of artisan areas and clusters in Shehar-e-Khas, here today, Lal said that all available resources under various schemes should be converged and respective departments should prepare micro- plans addressing specific needs for the overall development of the areas where the craftsmen are located.
“For the model to be a success, organized and active participation of the craftsmen and members of local artisan community should be ensured and their specific problems addressed,” he said.
An official spokesman said potential areas with high concentration of specific craft based community of Shehar-i-Khas were discussed in detail during the meeting. “It was decided that the scheme be kick-started at an earliest for the benefit of artisans,” the spokesman said.
The meeting was attended by Municipal Commissioner, Srinagar, Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmed Kakroo, Vice Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, Dilshada Khan, Chief Engineer, R&B, Nazir Ahmed, Director Handicrafts, Munshi Muzaffar Hussain, Chief Town Planner, Srinagar, Iftikhar Ahmad, Vice Chairman LAWDA, Irfan Yaseen, Director, CDI, Sharique Farooque, Special Secretary to Chief Secretary, R. K. Verma and Saleem Beigh.
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