BUDGAM: The handicrafts department is likely to launch ‘Rahbar-e-Dastkaar’ scheme for the employment of craft knowing people in Jammu and Kashmir.
This was informed by Joint Director Handicrafts Kashmir, Nazir Ahmad Mir while speaking at a daylong awareness camp organised by the department for local artisans at Town Hall in Budgam on Sunday.
The event was held to educate the artisans about the various departmental schemes and initiatives aimed at boosting the handicrafts sector in the state, an official handout read.
Mir said that “the department may soon launch Rahbar-e-Dastkaar scheme to absorb craft knowing people and reinforce the supply chain of the department”.
Mir further emphasised on the need to go beyond the traditional designs and evolve innovative artifacts and prototypes to make the sector more relevant and market linked at national and International level.
He asserted that “banks should adopt beneficiary-friendly approach” and reiterated the need was to finalize the fate of the sponsored cases in a time bound manner at the bank level. District officers of some line departments, district co-coordinators of different financial Institutions who attended the event, enlightened participant artisans about various state and centrally sponsored schemes.
Assistant Director Handicrafts Budgam, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat while highlighting the achievements of the department in the district said that 2500 Loan cases under ACC scheme envisaging 10% interest subvention stand so far recommended to banks for financial assistance, the handout added.