Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Special handloom expo-2011 opens at Pahalgam
Special handloom expo-2011 opens at Pahalgam
Jul '11
A special handloom expo-2011 has been inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce, SS Slathia at Pahalgam.

The expo, which is to go on till August 3, will present the tourists and Amarnath pilgrims a chance to buy internationally acclaimed handloom and handicraft items near their base camp.

Artisans from across the State and even some bordering States are displaying and selling their items at around 40 stalls set up at the expo, which has been organized by the Directorate of Handloom department under the aegis of Development Commissioner, Handloom, Union Ministry of Textiles.

Mr. Slathia, while speaking at the launch ceremony of the expo, restated the government's decision to develop an amiable environment for commerce and industry to enable it to groom and thrive in the State.

He informed that all available means are being employed to enhance better marketing facilities to the artisans to help them reap better prices for their goods. The expo is the first step towards achieving this goal, he said.

The Minister said that such expositions extend a platform for the artisans, where they can exhibit their items in a more organized manner, and hence such fairs should be held at district, State as well as at national levels.

He urged the artisans to take advantage of the incentives like soft loans at subsidised rates, insurance, medical cover, etc. that are being offered by the government under different welfare schemes.

Also, he informed that the Handloom Development Corporation has lately launched an online sales portal for handloom items, which is likely to increase sales of handloom and handicraft items manifold in times to come.

Further, he even declared that such exhibitions would be organized at several tourist points in future, especially at the onset of tourist season, with a prime focus on promoting handmade handicrafts.

Director Handicrafts said that the department should organize a handloom exhibition at national level and other district level expos at Leh, Budgam, Jammu and Srinagar, all through the current year.

He stated that the department last year organized a national level expo at Jammu and three other district level expos and earned around Rs. 47.5 million in revenues.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Over 3341 exhibitors participate in Intertextile Shanghai

More than 3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions participated ...

Courtesy: Bebe

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Bebe Stores exploring strategic alternatives

Bebe Stores has announced that its board of directors is exploring...

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Tiruppur garment cluster hopeful of meeting export target

The Tirupur garment cluster is hopeful of meeting its target of...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search