Jammu Tawi, November 29
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga has said that the handloom sector is playing pivotal role in uplifting the socio-economic condition of the artisans of the state and government is contemplating to introduce innovative techniques for developing the sector on modern lines. This was stated by the Minister while chairing the 63rd meeting of Board of Directors of J&K State Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) held here today. Vice-Chairman JKHDC and Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf, Industries & Commerce Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi besides Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce department Shailendra Kumar, Managing Director J&K HDC Showkat Ahmad Zargar, Director Handloom Department Rakesh Kumar Sharma and other Board Members also attended the meeting. Minister for Industries and Commerce, who is also the Chairman of the Board, said the government has launched many initiatives to promote and encourage the handloom sector in the state adding that for this purpose number of government schemes have been initiated to help handloom weavers combat the challenges of globalization and modernization. Ganga stressed upon the management to further improve the resource generation by establishing showrooms at Shimla and Mussoorie. In this regard, he directed the officers to visit both the cities as this matter is of great significance in terms of enriching the resource generation for the Corporation.