Udhampur (J&K), July 19 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Department of Handloom, with an aim to train unemployed youth in developing skills has generated employment for many in the Udhampur district. Several people in the district have learned the traditional skill of weaving and are involved in the handloom sector. "The main objective of the department is to provide training to unemployed youth. People who could not continue their studies and are interested in handloom, weaving, cutting and tailoring, are enrolled in training centres for one year. One centre in Udhampur of cutting and tailoring has a capacity of 15 students. There are four other centres of weaving and handloom here, with a capacity of 10 people," Narsingh Dayal Varma, Assistant Director, Department of Handloom told ANI. After completing training, the department encourages people to take up the work and further helps in providing loans from banks under various schemes of the government, he stressed. Skill up-gradation is a salient feature in boosting employment and giving people the means to earn their livelihood.
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