STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: To assist the artisans and member exporters of handmade carpets and other floor coverings from J&K, the Regional Office of Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) has started functioning from IICT Campus, Baghi Ali Mardan Khan, Nowshera, Srinagar. The office was formally inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Women & Child Development in the presence of Shantmanu, Development Commissioner (Handicraft) on February 23, this year.
The ministry of textiles through the office of the Development Commissioner Handicrafts has been instrumental in the opening of this office for which full-time staff has been nearly hired.
Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC said the regional office of CEPC at Srinagar will implement all schemes required to upgrade the infrastructure for the handmade carpet industry, in addition to providing all necessary assistance to the member exporters and artisans of the region.
Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director of CEPC said the newly hired staff led by Ashiq Hussain and fully operational CEPC office will be quite helpful for the overall growth of the Handmade Carpet industry of the J&K Region.
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