KUPWARA: To make artisans and general public aware about various welfare schemes of the Department of Handicrafts, a day-long awareness-cum-registration camp was organised by Department of Handicrafts Kupwara in Lalpora, a far-off area of Lolab Valley on Friday
Assistant Director Handicrafts, Kupwara inaugurated the camp.
According to an official handout, Handicrafts Training Officer (HTO), Kupwara highlighted the achievements of the department in the district and informed that 5,509 artisans were registered with the department in the district.
Through the programme of self-employment to the individual artisans known as ACC (Artisans Credit Card), 1292 artisans have been provided financial assistance by various financial institutions operating in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, District Lead Bank Manager, J&K Bank and representatives of other banks assured cooperation with the department for hassle-free disbursal of financial assistance to the artisans.