Govt to pump in Rs 100 cr to modernise 40,000 looms
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Jammu, Mar 13: In what could boost the J&K’s ailing handloom industry, the state government has planned to modernise 40,000 looms with an investment of Rs 100 crore.
"In the handloom sector, the government has embarked on a mega plan of modernising 40,000 looms involving Rs 100 crore," Minister for Industries and Commerce, Surjeet Singh Slathia, according to an official statement, said while wrapping up the discussion on the grant of his ministry in J&K Assembly.
Besides, the government is also focusing on the design and diversification, providing credit facilities, enhancing weavers productivity by skill upgradation and use of efficient handlooms, he said.
The handloom sector is a labour intensive cottage industry, which rolls out woven Pashmina shawls, Raffle Kani Shawls, silk saris, Kishtwari blankets, bed-sheets, curtains, cushions and various other items.
The Minister said two Chemical Mineral Testing Laboratories have been set up one each in Jammu and Ompora Budgam.
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