Govt enhances prize money on artisan awards
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 7: Here is some good news for the artisans in J&K.
The government in a bid to encourage the talented artisans has enhanced the prize money of the annual state awards in handicraft sector from Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000 from 2012-13 in each craft.
The prize money for the second and third positions have also been enhanced to Rs 30,000 and 20,000 respectively.
In this connection, applications have been invited from the registered state subject craftsmen, an official statement said.
Giving details it said the artisans can obtain free of cost application forms from the Office of Development Officer (NT) Kashmir Haat, Exhibition Grounds Srinagar and Joint Director Handicrafts Jammu, 3rd floor JLN Udyog Bhawan Rail Head Complex, Jammu.
Application forms are also available in the offices of Assistant Director Handicrafts spread throughout the length and breadth of the Jammu & Kashmir state.
The meritorious craftsmen who have already received 1st prize at national or state level are not eligible to apply.
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