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  • 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. 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..more (pdf download 5.8 mb)