Kulgam has organized handicraft awareness camp for local artisans to encourage young generations to take up handicrafts as a profession. This day-long event will help spreading awareness of handicrafts and its demand to national and international market.
A large number of local villagers from various nearby places participated in the program. Youth and women were seen more enthusiastic to learn about handicrafts market and how they can make a difference.
Handicrafts industry, being the main traditional industry, had played an important role in creating livelihoods and jobs, as well as in representing the valley's unique culture and tradition. This sector has an important source of income generation for the weaker sections in particular, for the artisans of the rural community.
Owing to the mammoth potential in the sector, the DDC stressed upon the handicrafts department to hold massive awareness camps in the far-flung areas of the district so that unemployed youth get motivated to adopt this sector besides benefitting from the schemes.