Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / J&K Minister calls for revival of traditional handloom weaving
J&K Minister calls for revival of traditional handloom weaving
Sep '11
SS Slathia, Jammu & Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce, has raised a demand for revival of the conventional handloom weaving by fusing modern day designs into latest trendy fabrics that well match the present day market trends and consumer preferences.

Addressing a group of handloom weavers at a buyer-seller meet organized by the J&K Handloom Development Department, the Minister said that handloom items of Jammu & Kashmir are well-known and liked by customers across the globe.

Mr. Slathia emphasized that the integrity of the craft should be upheld at all cost and directed the handloom and handicraft departments' officials to initiate a strong campaign against traders vending counterfeit goods under Kashmiri trademark.

The Minister promised the weavers that all possible efforts would be made to upgrade their standard of living and urged them to take advantage of several welfare schemes floated by the State and the Central governments for their betterment.

He revealed that the State government has expanded its insurance cover to include handloom weavers, and stated that the credit facility has also been raised from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 100,000.

The Minister stated that the State government has also introduced scholarship scheme for children of handloom weavers across the State.

He disclosed that modern looms are being substituted in place of conventional handlooms in phases, and the same are being distributed to the weavers for free, to considerably boost handloom production in the State.

The handloom sector, which serves as a source of livelihood for around 500,000 people in the State, has immense potential for generation of new jobs, he added.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Smita Murarka

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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

December 2016

December 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search