Jammu & Kashmir

KCCI welcomes JK Admin’s decision to transfer control of CDI to Industries, Commerce Dept

Pashmina weaving weaver handloom craftsmen kaani shawl kashmir
Pashmina Weaving. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Inc), President, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad on Monday welcomed the decision of the Administrative Council which met under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the transfer of administrative control of the Craft Development Institute (CDI) to the Industries and Commerce Department for promoting GI tagging of JK arts and crafts.

In a statement, the KCCI president said the decision is welcomed and aimed at promoting and developing the traditional, contemporary, modern, and diversified crafts in Jammu and Kashmir through targeted and strategic planning.

“The Craft Development Institute plays a pivotal role in identifying and promoting varied crafts and obtaining the coveted Geographical Indicator (GI) tag to further boost awareness and sales of authentic products,” he said.

The Craft Development Institute has so far assisted Pashmina, Sozni, Kani, Khatamband, Paper Machie, Walnut Carving, and Carpet art in achieving the GI tag, he added.

President also urges the JK administration to provide financial budgetary support to the Craft  Development  Institute for their various projects and provide the best  Craft faculty for students and their upcoming projects.

The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce and Industry as previously and will always plays a vital role and support Craft  Development  Institute for their future projects, he said.


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