Srinagar: A Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM) was organised on Saturday by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry in association with Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) in a bid to uplift the condition of artisans in the country.
The event was held under the One District One Product (ODOP) initiative at the banquet hall of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Center.
The handmade products of Kashmiri art like carpets, shawls, wood carving, crewel and embroidery work were not getting better rates despite their fine quality. It has been reported that many artisans have changed their profession and thus in a bid to promote local artwork and uplift the artisan community, the government organised the meet, ANI reported.
The Buyer-Seller meet provided sellers of the valley a good returns with no presence of middlemen.
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Additional Secretary of DPIIT, Sumita Dawra emphasized the excellent quality of Kashmiri products and told ANI, “We all know that the quality of products in Jammu and Kashmir is excellent. The purpose of the meet is to provide economic value to the local artisans on a larger scale.”