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Over 5000 ruralities witness Gramin Mela at Khoon

JKAACL offers help to rural youth for better fora
An overwhelming rural participation of over 5000 people was witnessed at a Gramin Jagriti Mela held at Khoon, Majalta by Khoneshwar Mandir and Rural Development Committee in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. 
Various governmental departments like Rural Development, Health, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Agriculture etc displayed their stalls during the mela to create massive awareness among the ruralities about several state and centrally sponsored schemes aimed at their socio-economic transformation. 
The enthusiastic ruralities showed keen interest in the stalls and the information as well given by different government functionaries at the Mela on measures prerequisite to raise their living standards. 
During the Mela, artists from JKAACL and various local troupes presented a mesmerizing cultural bonanza comprising folk songs, informative skits and other programs which received all applause from the au…

Vigorous campaign needed to stop drug trafficking, illicit cultivation

State Level Apex Committee on prevention of drug trafficking meets
Chief Secretary Mr. S. S. Kapur has said a comprehensive plan will soon be worked out for curbing drug menace in the State. He said a vigorous campaign needs to be launched so that people, who are vulnerable to drug abuse, become aware about its hazards.  
Chairing the 6th meeting of the State Level Apex Committee for prevention of drug trafficking and it is illegal cultivation, here today, Mr. Kapur stressed on a collaborative effort between various enforcement agencies so that the society is rid of drug nuisance.  
Commissioner/Secretary Social Welfare, Mr. Pramod Jain, Commissioner/Secretary, Health, Mr. Atul Dulloo, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Mr. Masaud Samoon, IGP, Crime, Mr. S. M. Sahai, who is also the Member Secretary of the Committee, IG, Kashmir, Dr. B. Srinavas, Excise Commissioner, Mr. Pardeep Gupta, Zonal Director, NCB, Mr. M. K. Sharma, Director, Agriculture, Kashmir, Mr. B. A. Dar, Director, Agricultu…

Govt contemplates modern techniques to develop Handloom sector

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mr. S. S. Slathia has said that the handloom sector is playing pivotal role for uplifting the socio-economic condition of the artisans of the state. He said that the government is contemplating to introduce modern techniques for developing the sector on modern lines, adding that the artisans would also be acquainted with latest techniques.
This was stated by the Minister, while chairing 56th Board of Directors meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation (JKHDC) here today. 
Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Mr. Anil Goswami, Director General, Budget, Mr. Ravi Magotra, Managing Director, JKHDC, Mr. Showkat Ali attended the meeting. 
Mr. Slathia said that with the introduction of hi-tech and state of arts techniques in textiles and related sector, this sector suffered a jolt in recent past, adding that with the efforts of government and the people engaged in the manufacturing of handloom products, the sector has been …

Checking ill effects of pollution

Environment Committee, Legislative Council has suggested that the brick kilns situated right from Qazigund on National Highway be shifted to the poorly populated areas of the valley so that the bad effects of pollution are avoided. The committee also stressed for continuing with the steps for conserving the Dal lake and other water bodies of the state.
The Committee met here today under the Chairmanship of Member Legislative Council Mr. Khalid Najeeb Suhrawardi, Legislators including Sheikh Ghulam Qadir Pardesi, Mr. Showkat Hussain Ganai and Syed Mohammad Rafi Shah attended the meeting.
The Committee held threadbare deliberations on various issues like ban on use of polythene, ill effects of crushers and cement factories in densely populated area.
The Chairman directed the officers of Legislative Council to obtain detailed information from pollution control board with regard to their role for ensuring J&K a pollution free state.

Old designs, new innovations will make handicraft products saleable

CM announces sponsorship of four students to CDI every year 
Highlighting the importance of handicrafts in State’s economy, Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah Thursday called for preservation of rare handicrafts designs and use of new innovative techniques to make products more saleable. He called for providing impetus to this sector to ensure welfare of thousands of people linked to this activity directly and indirectly.
The Chief Minister said this while inspecting the Craft Development Institute (CDI), near Bagh-e-Ali-Mardan-Khan, here today.
Calling for preservation and protection of rare handicraft designs by utilizing modern technology, Mr. Abdullah said CDI could play a vital role in this endeavour and open new vistas of handicrafts development in the State.
The Chief Minister said handicrafts produced in the Valley are matchless and sought-after items all over the world. “We should nurture and help the sector to grow in an organized and scientific manner, utilizing modern techniques…