Directorate of Handloom Development Department

The Handloom sector in J&K State is centuries old and is known for 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 sections of the society. It is a labour intensive cottage Industry. The Handloom Dev. Department plays a catalytic role in modernization of Handloom Sector in the State through skill up-gradation of weavers by providing modernized looms, training in design and weaving, marketing of Handloom products through marketing incentives and by fostering participation of weavers in National, State and District level Handloom Expos and Melas.