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Application invited for selection of candidates for admission to Diploma Course in Handloom & Textile Technology dt. 2019-05-21 (Download Notification)

Consideration Order in SWP No. 157/2008, MP No. 177/2008 title Javed Afzal and Ors Vs State and Other.(Click to Donwload)

Corrigendum regarding Office Order No DHD/220 of 2017 dated 07-03-2017 (Click to Donwload)


The Handloom sector in J&K State 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 in the State through skill up–gradation of weavers by providing modernized looms, training, designing and weaving.

Shri Girish Chandra Murmu Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

Babila Rakwal (KAS), Director, Handloom Development department, J&K

Navin Kumar Choudhary, IAS Principal Secretary, I&C

Workers Displaying Their Art Work