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Need to upgrade handicrafts sector in JK
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The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has formed a task force to come out with proposals and suggestions for upgrading the handicrafts sector and craftsmen of the state. The handicrafts sector is a vital source of employment in the state.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has informed that the task force led by Chief Secretary S S Kapur has been asked to present the details of its recommendations on the promotion of the handicrafts sector within three months' time.

While addressing a gathering of top officials, the CM urged them to consider different aspects necessary for the revitalization of the handicrafts sector. He further added that indigenous handicraft activities are prevalent in Ladakh and Jammu district apart from the Kashmir Valley.

The task force has been instructed to get in touch with craftsmen from the entire state and identify their challenges while preparing the report, said the CM.

He also instructed the task force to study the working of different emporia in the state and come out with recommendations so that poor craftsmen gain maximum benefit from the sale of handicrafts items through these outlets.

According to the Chief Minister, the state government wants to revive the handicrafts sector and improve the condition of the artisans besides guarding them from exploitation and uplifting their craftsmanship.

The concerned department of the state government should take necessary measures and evolve a well-organized approach under which the craftsmen are in a position to market their products predominantly in Delhi and other metropolitan cities, he said.

There is a need to motivate the craftsmen to sell their handicraft products besides the local market. This will empower them and they will be in a better position to take the benefits directly.

Fibre2fashion News Desk-India

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