Srinagar, Jun 1 : Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday said the government was working to tie up with TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), Flipkart, Amazon and other such type of services, so that the famous Kashmir handicrafts could reach to every corner of the world.
''There is a big chunk of population in downtown and requires equal attention in their upliftment. We have underlined this aspect fully and measures have been taken to improve the lot of people associated with handicraft. Government are working to protect carpet weaving, Papier-mache, Walnut Wood Carving, Crewel Chain Stitch Embroidery, Khatamband, Namda, copperware and other centuries old world famous arts from counterfeiting,'' he said.
He directed handicraft and handloom departments to prepare a complete report specifically handicraft related, type of products, total artisans especially youth and women folk and submit it to the Divisional Commissioner’s office.
He stated the purpose of the report is to take necessary action so that financial, marketing and other support would be provided to all types of handicrafts.This would give a new dimension to the production of Kashmir handicrafts and would help in its marketability across the world. (UNI)