J&K LG Commends Pashmina Export Manufacturers | Assures Full Support Through Schemes & Assistance First I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Pashmina Exports Manufacturers Award, said the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha. In the ancient history of Mahabharata, in the description of art tradition, the tradition of handicrafts of Kashmir has been given prominence, LG said. One of those traditions is the tradition of Pashmina. Pashmina is not just a word not only for Jammu and Kashmir but for the whole world. It is an expression of our cultural identity. It has been immortalised by the talented artists present here today through their creations. The most unique and wonderful products across the world have played a vital role in the economy for centuries. It has also discharged the responsibility of social change and also made a valuable contribution towards nation building. That is why Kashmir is also known as Pashmina Capital of the World. Today, on this occasion, I would like to say that Jammu-Kashmir administration is fully committed to the revival of Pashmina industry, there is no fault in our intentions. Whether training, design, technology support, infrastructural support, financial support, the administration is fully committed to ensure that all needs are met, LG said. And every effort will be made by the administration to increase your participation in global trade. And I want to assure you that the Jammu and Kashmir administration will never stop fulfilling its duty for the growth of your family, growth in your income, and growth of the Pashmina industry. The Government of India has made a comprehensive plan to make the lives of our artists working in eighteen sectors pleasant and how to bring about changes in them. Many of you who are not covered and are not getting benefits will be included in this scheme, LG said. And the administration will ensure that such artisans are completely satisfied. A scheme has been made to provide assistance of Rs. 2 lakh only to the artisans under Artisan Credit Card, which is also effective. Under the Karkhandar Scheme, efforts are being made to connect the new generation with the tradition of silk. Jammu and Kashmir administration has also started education scheme for artisan families and their children so that the financial burden on artisans can be reduced I am happy to inform that till now registration and labelling of more than ten thousand carpets has been done. Till now, Jammu and Kashmir administration has provided assistance of Rs. 20 crores to four thousand societies in the last three years, LG shared. I would also request the friends of the association to work with the administration to help in creating critical infrastructure processing facilities. I want to assure you that the Jammu and Kashmir administration is fully committed to providing every facility to the new unit, cluster and Self Help Group. Whatever events will be held at Pragati Maidan, Jammu and Kashmir administration will be a permanent stakeholder in every such event. And the shops there will be reserved for the artisans of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lt Governor once again congratulated the award winners. He concluded by wishing a happy and prosperous future for the artists. And once again LG expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the people associated with the event. He ended his speech by saying Thank you and Jai Hind!