Khadi weaving, spinning centre opens in Srinagar
The Minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) Kalraj Mishra, on Sunday, inaugurated a spinning and weaving centre and marketing plaza for khadi goods in Srinagar.
At the centre -- Harmukh Khadi Gram Udyog Sansthan -- Mishra also distributed 25 model charkhas among local artisans at a function, said a government release.
"The charkha is a symbol of resistance and can help maximum number of unemployed youth and women in far flung areas to attain economic independence," Mishra said.
The event was organised by Khadi and Village Industries Board Srinagar.
The minister said the Centre is ready to provide all sorts of assistance to the state of Jammu and Kashmir in order to remove regional imbalances and urged the state to come forward and seek maximum help from New Delhi.
He said the Centre is especially interested in the progress of Jammu and Kashmir state in view of the disturbed state of affairs here, said the statement.
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga requested the Union ministry to increase the targets for the state so that it benefits the local artisans.