Department vision , mission and objective.

  • Promotion of handicrafts in District.
  • Skill development through crafts training.
  • Gainful employment through self employment and craft training.
  • Financial hand holding through soft loans for starting self employment venture under credit card scheme.
  • Easy access to credit through Credit Card scheme.
  • Organization of artisans into Handicraft Cooperative Society and financial assistance in the form Financial support scheme.
  • Holding of Exhibition to provide marketing support to artisans and Handicraft Cooperative Societies.
  • Design development and assistance to local artisans/ ICS through School of Designs.
  • Registration of handicraft artisans and dealers/firms.

Training centres: –15 sanctioned training centres for district Udhampur imparting skill in five different crafts viz phoolkari , calico printing, stapple embroidery , carpet weaving, chamba embroidery. Out of 15 sanctioned centres, 12 are functional and 3 are non functional due to non availability of craft instructor. Each training centre has 20 trainees.

skill up gradation and financial support

modernization of training through inculcation of latest craft skills

Two schemes : Artisan credit card scheme and financial support scheme are run by department for employment generation

35 artisans provided loan amount of 14.7204 lacs under credit card scheme. Eight societies have been registered out of which two societies have received a financial assistance of 50 thousand each

Assistant director handicrafts

Name: ND Verma

Phone no:  9419110292

ward no 4,

Adarsh colony near J&K Bank cluster Head


Department helpline no: 01992-271276