LG reviews work progress of Industries & Commerce department Emphasises conducting extensive training programs for local craftsmen

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Jul 20, 2022
Leh :

Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, RK Mathur reviewed the progress of works under the Industries and Commerce Department, Ladakh on July 19.

The status of various projects and schemes, viz. Industry Development Schemes/Policies; progress in the pashmina and sea buckthorn sectors; progress on implementation of various schemes such as Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME), Industrial Development Scheme (IDS) 2017 & Weaver Mudra, District as Export Hub; capacity-building and promotion; issues concerning industrial estates; handloom & handicrafts and Comprehensive Handicraft Policy & Action Plan, etc. were discussed during the meeting.

LG Mathur directed the concerned officials to conduct a large number of training programmes in the handicraft sector, especially in wood carving, and directed to distribute requisite tools to the woodworkers. He also instructed to prioritize the Industrial Development Policy/Schemes and stressed the need for the handholding of local entrepreneurs.

Commissioner/Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Saugat Biswas, apprised LG Mathur of the Comprehensive Policy and Action Plan for handloom and handicrafts. He shared that it shall be acted upon immediately for livelihood generation. He also apprised of operationalizing a store in the main market of Leh town for the promotion and sale of local handicraft and handloom products of Ladakh.

Director, Industries & Commerce, Ladakh; Joint Director, Handloom & Handicrafts, and other concerned officials from the Industries and Commerce Department attended the virtual meeting.