The Handloom sector in J&K State is centuriesold known for its specialized weaving of fabrics like Pashmina, Raffal,Silk Sarees and Cotton items. The industry occupies a significant place in the socio-economic structure of J&K.

It plays a crucial role in employment generation for weaker section of the society. It is a labour intensive cottage Industry.

Weaver weaving on Handloom

The Handloom Development Department plays a catalytic role in modernization  of Handloom Sector in the State through skill up-gradation of weavers by providing modernized looms, training, designing and weaving.

The total number of weavers in the state is approximately 50,000 with 14889 in the organized sector.



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