Baramulla: Handicrafts Department Baramulla Thursday organized a day-long awareness camp for the Handicraft artisans of Baramulla District at Community Centre Pattan.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba was the chief guest on the occasion.
SDM Pattan, Assistant Director Handicrafts Baramulla, Lead Bank Officers, Officers from the J&K Bank and other officers from the Handicrafts Department were also present on the occasion.
During the day-long deliberations, a large number of artisans of Baramulla district were made aware about how they can adopt handicrafts as a means of livelihood to earn a decent income.
Speaking with the artisans, Assistant Director Handicrafts called on the artisans to benefit from various state and centrally sponsored schemes.
The Assistant Director on the occasion insisted artisans to register themselves with the office of the assistant director handicrafts so as to take the benefit from the various state-sponsored schemes.
Assistant Director Handicrafts while interacting with the artisans said that the purpose of the holding of the awareness camp was to generate awareness and understanding among the artisan community.
Assistant Director told that during the year 2017-18, hundreds of artisans were registered in district and scores of cases were forwarded to different banks under microenterprise scheme.
The Assistant Director said handicrafts sector is one of the important sectors providing employment to a number of sections in the society.
He advised the artisan community to avail all such schemes that have been programmed for their economic betterment.
The artisans of the Baramulla District area demanded the opening of more and more training centres in the area.