KVIB to revive traditional arts and crafts in J

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Srinagar, May 18 (UNI) To revive the traditional arts and crafts, the Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) has launched a number of measures in Jammu and Kashmir.

For regeneration of traditional industries, 10,000 artisans in each cluster are covered under common facility centre for skill up-gradation courses, an official spokesperson said.

He added the rural handicraft and village artisans generally produce goods and services of skill oriented nature, which may find out their own market among the urban rich and affluent sections of society. But, many rural industries suffer due to lack of skilled labour and availability of the trained manpower.

To overcome this menace, KVIB is frequently organizing such skill up gradation programmes for income generating ventures, he informed.

The spokesperson said the Government of India has set Rs 15000 crore for such trainings in 5th Five Years Plan and it is expected that skill upgradation courses shall be undertaken in all the blocks across the country.

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