Indian Handmade Carpet Industry and the importance of GI

Jammu  Carpet Export Promotion Council organized an awareness seminar on “Awareness of GST & Discussion on Strategy for Enhancing Export” in association with Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Srinagar

SHRI Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice Chairman, CEPC Shri Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, president KCCI, Shri Sohan Kumar Jha, Sr. DIRECTOR,  DCH, Shri A.K. Pradhan, Dy. Director, O/o. the DC(Handicrafts), Srinagar, Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Shri Abdul Rub, Shri Rajendra Prashad Mishra, Shri Feroze Waziri, Shri Husain Jafar Husaini, Shri Shree Ram Maurya, Shri Gulam Nabi Bhat, Shri Satish Wattal, Shri Bodh Raj Malhotra, MEMBERS Committee of Administration, CEPC, SHRI Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, Shri Bipin Verma, Export on GST were present in the Seminar.
Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC in his address thanked the dignitaries and informed that Carpet Export Promotion Council has opened its Regional office in the campus of IICT, Srinagar which is fully functional now. Council is fully committed for growth and development of the Handmade Carpet Industry from the Jammu & Kashmir. Shri Siddh Nath Singh informed the artisans about the RPL Scheme and its benefit. He also informed the participants that CEPC has already moved proposal and Ministry of Textile is likely to approve for setting up of COMMON Facility Centre (CFC), Dying Unit, Effluent Treatment Plan (ETP) and upgraded Design Bank for the Carpet Sector in Srinagar for J&K Region. On the demand of the industry Chairman assured that he will try his best to organize Exhibitions of Handmade Carpets in Srinagar.
Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC assured that Council is dedicated for organizing such awareness seminars/ workshops on frequent basis.
Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC informed the participants about the Indian Handmade Carpet Industry and the importance of GI. He assured that CEPC will help the industry all around for any kind of support for the growth and development of the carpet sector.
Shri Sohan Kumar Jha, Sr. Director, O/o. the DC(Handicrafts) informed the participants that the O/o. the DC(Handicrafts) is fully dedicated to the welfare of the Artisans and 7 offices and more than 400 officials of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) are already working in the state and requested participants to come forward to take the benefit of various schemes of Govt. of India for the welfare of the artisans.
Shri Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, KCCI and Member COA, CEPC given an insight view of the industry and assured that CEPC will be boon for the region in order to strengthen the exports of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings. Shri Sheikh Ashiq assured full support and cooperation of KCCI to the CEPC for the benefit of carpet industry in the region.
Seminar was a grand success with more than 124 participants.

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