Dr. Vikas Gupta (KAS)

Director, Handicrafts & Handloom, Jammu

The Handicrafts and Handlooms of Jammu region have acquired worldwide fame for their exquisiteness and elegance. These crafts have great diversity and demand in every nook and corner of the world. Some of the  major attractions of the region are Basohli paintings, Basohli pashmina shawls, Tweed Products, Phoolkari, Stapple Embroidery, Bamboo craft. These crafts and products are not only acclaimed worldwide attraction but also provide employment to large number of artisans and weavers of the region.The sale of the products is direct source of livelihood to the families of craftsmen.

The Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu through various schemes, Policies and incentives endeavors to promote and facilitate further development of the sector in the region. Every year scores of exhibitions and melas are organized by different Government departments in different parts of the region to help weavers and artisans to sell their products and earn livelihood. The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom also extend helping hand to artisans through different Centrally/State sponsored schemes like "10%  Rebate", "Credit Card Scheme", "Financial support scheme for Cooperatives/SHGs" with the aim to provide financial mobility to earn livelihood for their families.

Further, cluster based approach in the regions of the Jammu, Kathua and Samba is being undertaken by the Directorate to develop bamboo niche products. To establish a connect with Weaver/Artisan community and provide a common platform to share technological advancement. I hope this official website will cater all necessary help in updating latest information for better/refined art.



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