Union Ministers in the recent past have been reviewing different sectors in Jammu and Kashmir to give push to the development agenda of the government.
In a recent meeting, the Union Minister for Textiles said that the government has taken multiple measures for development of Handicrafts, Handloom Sectors here.
She said that the Central Government is taking multiple measures for revival and development of handicrafts and handloom sectors. She said that the Government is committed to uplift these sectors and every possible help will be provided to the people associated with them.
She said this while convening a meeting with officers of handicrafts, handloom and sericulture departments at Pahalgam during her public outreach programme to district Anantnag.
She was briefed about the achievements, schemes, direct and indirect employment generation and number of beneficiaries enrolled under various schemes of these departments.
Certain significant steps have been taken for revival of arts and crafts which among others include merger of handicrafts and handloom departments, financial assistance to handicrafts and handloom societies, enhancement of stipend, artisan credit card, Karkhandar and MSP schemes and education scheme for artisans and weavers.
She also met with the delegations of trade, commerce, industry and other stakeholders who put forth their demands and grievances. The Minister listened to these delegations patiently and assured that their genuine demands and issues will be duly redressed.