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Proper wages essential for J&K handicraft artisans: CM
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Dec '13
Chief Minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Omar Abdulla has asked dealers and marketers of Kashmiri handicrafts to ensure proper wages for artisans whose skills and workmanship are responsible for high returns in products like carpets and Pashmina shawls in the state.
 
According to a statement issued by Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, the CM said that unless these artisans receive proper wages deserved by them, they would lose enthusiasm and interest in the trade.
 
The J&K government has been taking necessary steps in order to strengthen the artisans’ economy by various initiatives, but the basic responsibility is on the shoulders of exporters and traders to ensure remunerative returns to these artisans, he added.
 
Addressing the Federation of Indian Export Organizations’ (FIEO) meet, the J&K CM said the government aims to focus on developing the state’s handicrafts and handloom sectors, through encouraging entrepreneurship in these sectors.
 
The J&K government has already taken various new initiatives to encourage youth to find their careers in high potential handicrafts sector and has already obtained Geographical Indicators (Patent) for six handicrafts including Pashmina and Kani shawls, he added.
 
Mr. Abdulla said obtaining the Geographical Indicators has given a new dimension to the production of these handicrafts in the state and catapulted its marketability across the world.
 
The CM also informed that the state government has started providing handicrafts artisans with Artisans Credit Cards, which are similar to Kissan Credit Cards. The Artisans Credit Cards would give immunity to the artisans from getting exploited by the middlemen and money lenders, as they can use the card facility for their finances.
 
According to data from the Industries Department, more than 375,000 artisans in the state are earning their livelihood by making handicrafts.

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