Div Com reviews CDI in Shehar-e- Khaas

Srinagar, Jan 19: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today reviewed the pace of progress of the centrally sponsored Cluster Development Initiative in Shehar-e-Khaas.
 The meeting was informed that the Cluster Development Initiative envisages to develop 2- kilometre long ‘Tourism Street’ from Nawa Kadal to Cement Bridge with the main aim to uplift  and boost the socio-economic status of the artisans of the area.  Besides the CDI aims to articulate the artisans with the tourists directly to avoid any middleman ship.
 The concerned officers apprised the Divisional Commissioner about their respective developments and informed that as many as 10 artisan clusters including Khatamband, Papier Mache, Kani Shawl, Wood Carving, Copper work, Ari Crewel, Pashmina, Leather, Sozni and Willow work which were proposed to central government out of which 6 clusters including Papier Mache, Kani Shawl, Ari Crewel, Pashmina, Sozni have been already approved.
 The Divisional Commissioner was also apprised that with formation of the Tourism Street, about 1700 families of Sheher-i-Khaas would be benefited and get self employment opportunities to the youth of the area besides giving face lift to the beautification of Srinagar city.
 Dr. Samoon urged upon the concerned executing agencies to speed up the pace of ongoing works including development of Ghats, Show Windows, lighting and illumination system, besides macadamization of roads in the area.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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