There has been a lot of skill unexploited due to the poor facilities especially among the artisans of Kashmir.
With the result craft and craftsmen have suffered and now they have hope after some interventions by the government.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha felicitated artisans, craftsmen and called for preserving age-old pristine craftsmanship of J&K.
He inaugurated the Common Facility Centre of Martand Chainstitch and Crewel Embroidery SFURTI Cluster at Ranipora, Mattan in Anantnag district of Kashmir.
The cluster has been established by the J&K Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) with the financial assistance of Rs 4.50 crores under Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), meant for development of clusters to make the traditional industries more productive and competitive.
Congratulating KVIB and the artisans on the occasion, he said that the new facility will cater to the needs of 5000 artisans with multi pronged intervention for capacity building, skill development, design and product development and market development.
This cluster will bring about tremendous change and prosperity in the lives of many artisans who are a vital component of our society, keeping alive the invaluable elements of our rich culture and tradition.