In order to keep focus on the artisans and for their socio economic development, the J & K administration has launched the karkhandar scheme for their survival.
The aim of this scheme is to upscale the learning techniques of craftsmen and to improve their wage earnings.
Government is trying to promote sustainable livelihoods for the artisans so that they remain with the traditional art of crafts.
Recently DC Srinagar inaugurated the Silk Carpet Centre under Karkhandar Scheme at Rathpora Eidgah.
He said under One District One Product(ODOP) initiative Silk carpet has been chosen with a vision to revive the languishing Art for overall socio-economic upliftment of the associated Artisans. He also mentioned that the District Export Hub is also being made functional soon to invite foreign buyers.
He said the District Export Hub” under the ODOP initiative is being established soon at Kashmir Haat with an aim to boost the Export of Goods from Srinagar District with adequate market linkage to the Industry, provide guidance regarding exports, consultancy, IT solutions, data management etc under one umbrella, besides strengthen support at embassy level to facilitate exporters and importers.