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CCIK flays plan to process raw pashmina outside Kashmir Pashmina Wool

CCIK flays plan to process raw pashmina outside Kashmir

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Dec 2021, 06:25 pm

Srinagar/IBNS: Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir (CCIK) expressed concern over the tie up of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Khadi Institutions from Varanasi and Ghazipur districts in Uttar Pradesh for processing raw Pashmina wool.

In a statement, CCIK President Tariq Rashid Ghani said with this initiative the Pashmina wool products of Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, will now be woven in Varanasi which will affect the livelihood of many artisans from Kashmir and Ladakh.

He said the art is unique and indigenous with Kashmir and skilling outside J&K artisans will have severe consequences on its originality and also affect local artisans.

CCIK has urged LG administration to prevail upon the KVIC for reconsidering the decision. 

Tariq Rashid Ghani said the Khadi institutions of Varanasi have purchased 500 kg of raw Pashmina wool from Leh recently and brought it to Delhi for processing.

The huge quantity of raw wool export will hit our industry and needs to be processed only in Leh and Kashmir, he said.