Scheme - Organization of Special Campaign

Organization of Special Campaign - Since the artisans associated with the Handicrafts activities are mostly working in an unorganized sector and have no access to various incentive being available under labour laws in vogue. A considerable section of the population is associated with the Handicrafts activity and after Agriculture and Horticulture, it is the Handicrafts sector which generates substantial employment opportunity to the general public especially to the people of Kashmir valley. Handicrafts make every home a unit of production and every individual become a producer. The craft production in every home means economic stability as every home becomes a unit of state production and its members the economic help mates. Handicrafts also form a prominent element in the cultural unity of the people and craftsmen becomes a connecting link between the various constituents of society and thus helps in emotional integration as the culture and tradition is depicted into the works of artisan. Most of the people associated with the Handicraft activities are uneducated and have no knowledge about the schemes implemented by the Govt. for their welfare. In order to aware the artisan fraternity, Department of Handicrafts is implementing the scheme namely Organization of Special Campaign. This scheme is implemented in coordination with various wings of the department, financial institutions and Panchayat Raj Institutions of the state as per requirement of the artisan fraternity. Therefore, special Handicrafts awareness camps are being organized particularly in craft dominant areas to educate the artisan about the schemes being implemented for their welfare. The present impact of the scheme have increased the artisan base of the industry and also pushed up the production level and subsequently increased the Handicraft exports of the state.


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