KATRA: A Special Handloom Expo 2017 was inaugurated by Managing Director, Handloom Development Corporation Showkat Ahmed Zargar at Spiritual Growth Centre Katra here today.
Director Handloom R.K. Sharma was also present on the occasion.
This exhibition is being organized by the State Handloom Corporation with sponsorship from Development Commission Handloom, Union Ministry of Textile with an aim to promote the local handloom products.
As many as, 50 stalls have been set up by the cooperative societies from various parts of the State with products like woolen, Cotton silken products, Kani shawls, Pashmina shawls, Stoles, Pherans, ladies suits, embroidery dress material etc.
MD Handloom Development Corporation, while speaking on the occasion assured the artisans that all requisite steps will be taken to promote the cooperative societies by providing them better marketing opportunities through such exhibitions at various important places so that they can fetch good returns by selling products directly to the customers.
Director Handloom, while addressing the participants, said that all possible support shall be extended to the artisans to promote their products and also to ensure that they avail the benefits of various welfare programmes. Earlier, the dignitaries inspected all the stalls and interacted with the weavers.
Among others present on the occasion were General Manager Vinod Koul, Nodal Officer Om Singh, AO Arun Tandon and other officers of the corporation and the department.