ANANTNAG: The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom, Anantnag today organized an Exhibition cum Awareness Camp at Akad in which general public & Artisans/Weavers were informed about the welfare schemes run by the department.
Speaking on the occasion, Assistant Director Handicrafts and Handloom, Anantnag, Muqbil Lateef Hussain informed that the department is running its Training Centres across the length and breadth of the district with an aim to encourage skill development among the youth.
Besides, the Department of Handicrafts and Handloom is planning to revive crafts like Namdha and Paper Machie in the district and, as such, the officer requested the Artisans associated with this craft to get themselves registered with the Department, at an earliest.
The officer thanked Director Handicrafts and Handloom, Mahmood Ahmad Shah for infusing new life into the department.
An on-spot registration camp was also organized during the Awareness camp and registration cards were also distributed among the Artisans.
A training centre for the residents of Ranipora was also approved on the spot and the same shall start operating wef 01/04/2022.
Assistant Director Handicrafts and Handloom, Anantnag thanked Worthy Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla for allocation of funds under PMKKY which have been utilized to establish 02 Zari Training Centres, one each at Khanabal and Acahabal. The centres have already started operating wef 01/03/2022.
The function was attended by officers from DIC, KVIB and representatives from some prominent NGOs.