Dir of H&H signs MOU with SKUAST
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Dir of H&H signs MOU with SKUAST

Post by on Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Srinagar, Sep 17: A MOU signing ceremony was held in the office chambers of VC SKUAST, Kashmir Friday between the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir and SKUAST. 
By virtue of the MOU from now onwards, the Pashmina Testing Lab at SKAUST shall test the Pashmina fibre at Shuhama, Ganderbal. The testing of the fibre was done by the PTQCC lab of the Handicrafts & Handloom Department.
In view of the overwhelming response of getting the GI Mark at PTQCC Lab and to concentrate only on GI Marking, the Department has found that the Pashmina testing lab of SKUAST at Shuhama is fit for doing the tests and henceforth all the testing of Pashmina fibre will be done at Shuhama. 
As an additional facility, the Pashmina Lab of SKUASTatShuhama will furnish the results through email, thus helping in increasing the overall efficiency and expeditious delivery of results.
The PTQCC Lab at Bagh-i-Ali Mardan, Nowshera Srinagar henceforth will do only GI Certification. 
The Department of Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir is thankful to Dr Sarfaraz and his team for helping the Department in making available the facility to the Department. 
The rates charged by the SKUAST shall be Rs 500/- per sample. Rates have been reduced because of the demand projected by various organizations dealing in the concerned trade. 
This arrangement shall be beneficial for both the organizations.         

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