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