Handloom Department


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  • The Handloom sector in Jammu and Kashmir is centuries old 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. The Handloom Development Department plays a catalytic role in modernization of Handloom Sector through skill up-gradation of weavers by providing modernized looms, training, designing and weaving.
  • The total number of weavers in J&K is approximately 50,000 with 14889 in the organized sector.