‘Govt keen to restore old glory of local industries’
Gul distributes 21 looms, 40 sets of accessories among weavers
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 10: In order to boost the production of handicrafts,
handlooms and other crafts in the state, a grand function was today held at UNDP complex Nowshera-Alimardan Khan, here.
Advisor to Chief Minister Mubarak Gul was the chief guest.
The function was organized by the Directorate of Handloom Development Department and was attended by a number of weavers and other concerned persons, an official statement said.
On the occasion, the advisor distributed certificates of 21 new looms and 40 sets of accessories among the Saidapora handloom clusters under second cluster at a cost of Rs 2.65 lakh. Under first instalment 60 beneficiaries were allotted looms at a cost of Rs 60 lakh.
It was said that under the scheme sanctioned in 2008-09 by Development Commissioner, Handloom Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, 310 weavers comprising on one cluster is to formation of consortium,corpus fund for setting up of Yarn Depot, Trainings to Weavers under skill development programme in designing, dyeing, weaving engagement of local designer and providing services of National and International designer.
“Under the scheme there is a provision for providing of new looms, Jacard, Dobby and accessories up to Rs 15,000 per weaver. Besides, raising looms from different institutions, providing margin money at Rs 5000 per beneficiary.”
Later, the Advisor addressing the gathering said that the government is alive with the problems of weaving community and it very much keen to restore of the old glory of this industry.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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