SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) will be marketing 25,000 Kashmiri embroidery pherans during upcoming winter months at Delhi after government approved Rs one crore for this manufacturing, besides Rs 25 Lakh for renovation of showroom at Janpath Delhi.
This was disclosed during the 61st Board of Directors Meeting of Corporation held by the Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, who called on innovative measures to revive the Handloom Industry of the State on modern lines.
The Board approved Additional Plan Assistance of Rs one crore for manufacturing 25,000 Kashmiri embroidery Pherans, to be marketed in Delhi during ensuing Winter season. The Board also approved Rs. 25 Lakh for renovation of Showroom at Janpath Delhi.
The Board approved 6th Pay Commission benefits in favour of Corporation employees with effect from 1st July 2014, besides, agreed in principle to the demand of enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60 years.
The Managing Director, Handloom Development Corporation, Anal Kumar Gupta informed that the Corporation has made significant improvement during last five years and manufactured 3.22 lakh metre woollen and cotton cloth of different kinds, worth Rs.14.10 Crore during 2013-14.
The target during the current fiscal is to of producing 4 lakh meters of tweed and other cotton cloth, costing Rs.18 Crore.
The meeting was also informed that the corporation has developed liaison with some reputed multinational companies to further improve the export sale of the corporation products to enrich its resource generation. The corporation has also augmented its production and sale channels to give boost to its achievements.
It was informed in the meeting that the Corporation has been providing employment opportunities to over 1200 weavers and artisans in far flung areas of the state.
While reviewing the Action Taken report of previous meeting, the Board was informed that the construction and renovation of Handloom Silk Factory Show Room at Solina Srinagar has been successfully accomplished.
The Board approved 6th Pay Commission benefits in favour of Corporation employees with effect from July 1st 2014, besides, agreed in principle to the demand of enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60 years.
Various other issues were also discussed which include compassionate appointment cases, Amendment in payment of Gratuity, and requirement of need based managerial staff.
Financial Commissioner, I&C, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Principal Secretary, Planning and Development B.R.Sharma, Principal Secretary Finance, B.B.Vyas were present on the occasion besides various senior officers of various departments.