Srinagar city has a lot of heritage value and that treasure of heritage recognized by UNESCO.
Recently Div Com Kashmir reviewed Heritage conservation of Srinagar city under UNESCO’s creative city.
In connection with the UNESCO’s Creative City Network, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, recently convened a meeting to review the heritage conservation and development of Srinagar Creative City.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and Deputy Commissioner Budgam virtually, and SMC Commissioner, Director H&H, Chief Town Planner, officers of Tourism Department, JTRF, institute of Music & Fine Arts besides representative of INTACH, KCCI etc. in person.
The meeting held threadbare discussion on the identification of houses, setting of International Trade Centre, connecting with different cities, reuse of Resham Khana, revival of languishing crafts, GI certification, financial support to craft based SHGs, development of historic streets, revival of water channels etc.
While speaking on the occasion, he asked Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to expedite the acquisition of few private heritage houses on the Nigeen Road.
Regarding acquiring of heritage buildings in Aali Kadal and Zaina Kadal, he asked Dir Handloom & Handicrafts that instead of acquisition of houses at those places, the owner of such structures should be incentivized for conservation of the building and use for commercial purposes with the conditions.