Skill development training is being imparted on the artisans in Jammu and Kashmir so that they get the modern skills available.
Government is also trying to provide them with a marketing facility so that their crafts get a better price.
Recently Union MoS Darshana Jardosh reviewed the functioning of Handloom & Handicraft deptt.
She gave away successful training completion certificates among all the trainees and also encouraged them to implement what they have learned during their training so as to enhance their earnings.
She took a detailed review of the prestigious Shahpur Kandi Dam Project wherein she was briefed about the status of ongoing works and the benefit to be derived from the project chiefly catering to the irrigation water needs of Jammu and Kashmir.
She was also briefed about other ongoing projects in the district including the Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway and North India’s First Biotech Park which will transform the development profile of the district in coming times.
She inspected the ongoing works on NHAI expressway near Chadwal. She also interacted with the workers and engineers on the site to understand the challenges they are facing. Besides, she also interacted with the locals and took feedback regarding the progress on the works.
She interacted with artisans of Pashmina, Basohli Paintings and other crafts who have received skill development training in the district.