J&K I&C dept for establishing CFCs in handicrafts, sports goods, furniture; promote wood based MSME industries
Srinagar, May 6 (KNN) The Industries & Commerce Department of Jammu & Kashmir is planning to set up Common Facilitation Centers for various sectors including handicrafts, sports goods and furniture items, a move aimed at promoting wood based industry in the region.
A Process-cum-Product Development Centre (PPDC) team from Meerut visited Kashmir to extend handholding support to MSMEs in the state.
The team held a meeting with Director Industries & Commerce Kashmir and Joint Director Handicrafts Kashmir to develop comprehensive plans for promotion of wood-based industries in Kashmir.
During the meeting, the PPDC team stressed upon exporting bats manufactured in the valley besides establishing training centres for entrepreneurs.
Director Industries & Commerce Kashmir Mahmood A. Shah assured full support from his Department for the initiative.
He said there is a need to give international exposure to the local entrepreneurs dealing with different sectors.
Meanwhile, the Joint Director of Handicrafts Kashmir said there is a need for design intervention in tools used by artisans. He said new tools need to be manufactured and provided to artisans dealing with wood-based industry.
Earlier, Assistant Director MSME apprised the team there is a lot of scope of improvement for wood-based industries in the valley.