Camp held for handloom artisans, weavers

SRINAGAR: An awareness camp for artisans and weavers associated with the handloom sector was held Friday in Sumbal area of Bandipora district.
An official handout issued here said the daylong event was organised by Assistant Director of the Handloom Development Department under Er Ali Mohd Mir in the community hall of the block office Sumbal.
“It was for the first time that such a camp was organised in Sumbal by the department,” it said.
“The area is having a large concentration of artisans and weavers. The participants were made aware about various programmes, such as the weaver credit card, handloom microenterprise, health insurance and scholarship for BPL weavers’ children, meant for the welfare of weavers and artisans,” it added.
Besides others, Lead Bank Officer Riyaz Ahmad Baba of the district spoke on the occasions, and assured artisans and weavers of every help from the banks in terms of financial assistance and skill enhancement.