Cards distributed to 400 artisans in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Artisan Cards were distributed to at least 400 artisans of district Srinagar on Thursday.
An official handout issued here said the Director Handicrafts, Gazanfar Ali, distributed the cards during a registration camp organised by the Department of Handicrafts.
“The registration of the artisans was done on spot after assessing their practical viability. The concept of on spot registration was appreciated by the artisans. All the facilities for on spot registration were put in place by the department,” it said.
After registration, the artisans were made aware about various schemes of the government that are presently in vogue for their betterment, it said.
With this, the successful on spot registration programme for the district has concluded, the handout said.
“It will be followed by on spot registration camps for the districts of Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Bandipora as per the programme already notified by the Department of Handicrafts,” it said.