Soz assures all possible help to copper workers
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 24: Member Parliament and President J&K Pradesh Congress Committee, Prof Saifuddin Soz has assured the copper workers and artisans of Srinagar all possible help to mitigate their problems.
Taking note of a news story carried by this paper highlighting the problems of the copper workers, Soz said the Department of Industries and J&K Police would together check the intrusion of machine-made copper items in the market, a statement here said.
The statement said Soz explained workers’ problems to the Minister of Industries and senior officials of the Police Department.
Soz said as per the provisions of J&K Prohibition and Manufacturing of Specified Copper Utensils by Machine Act 2006, use of machine for designing and producing copper utensils is strictly prohibited.
Soz asked the copper workers and artisans to lodge complaint against the owners who use machines for manufacturing copper goods.
Soz said there was no question of allowing anyone to use machine for of manufacturing utensils.
Pertinently, Greater Kashmir on Sunday carried a story mentioning how the Kashmir’s famed copperware was slowly losing its ground to technology making thousands of artisans jobless.
The report mentioned that during the last decade or so Kashmir’s famed copper sector had badly been affected by introduction of machine.
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