Artisans’ meet; DC Jmu hails Handloom deptt for promoting local products
Post by RK News on Sunday, November 13, 2022
Jammu, Nov 12: To provide an opportunity to the local weavers and artisans for direct interaction with the district administration and give impetus to their products, the Handloom & Handicrafts Department on Saturday organized an exhibition cum interaction program "Artisans Meet" here at DC Office complex.
Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa, inspected the exhibition of Phulkari, Basohli Art Paintings, jute bags, Pashmina Shawls, Bamboo products etc. CPO, Yoginder Katoch, Assistant Director Sonika Parihar and artisans of the district were present on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner convened an interaction meeting with the artisans and listened to their issues which were mainly related to subsidy on raw material, international exposure, assistance in packaging and logistics, display of products at Jammu Airport etc.
The Assistant Director briefed that the department is endeavouring to promote the local handloom products on national and international marketing platforms and assisting the weavers and artisans to produce the finest quality handloom products to grab the market attention.
The Deputy Commissioner praised the efforts of the Handloom department which she said has pushed and promoted this process in mission mode and is working effortlessly in marketing and publicity of the work of the handloom Societies. She appreciated jute bag production by the artisans to replace the environmentally hazardous Polythene products. The DC suggested the weavers to add new designs and colours to the products to popularize the Jammu craft at national and international level. She also presented appreciation certificates to the artisans for their efforts and contribution towards the development of handicrafts/handlooms.