Srinagar Named 'World Craft City': A Boost to Artisans and Tourism

Srinagar has been recognised as a 'World Craft City' by the World Crafts Council. This accolade will enhance the city's handloom and handicraft sector, benefiting tourism and infrastructure. The recognition highlights the artisans' skills and promises increased visibility, job creation, and improved livelihoods.

PTI | Srinagar | Updated: 24-06-2024 09:08 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 09:08 IST
Srinagar Named 'World Craft City': A Boost to Artisans and Tourism
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Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has achieved a significant milestone by being officially recognised as a 'World Craft City' by the World Crafts Council, a spokesperson announced.

This recognition is set to invigorate the handloom and handicraft sector, spurring tourism and infrastructure growth, according to the spokesperson.

'This prestigious honour underscores the city's rich heritage and the exceptional skills of its artisans whose dedication has garnered global acclaim,' the spokesperson said.

J-K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha lauded the recognition, describing it as a testament to the artisans' hard work and exceptional talent, and highlighting Srinagar's cultural richness.

'We are committed to supporting our artisans and ensuring that this accolade translates into tangible community benefits,' Sinha stated. He acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steadfast support for Jammu and Kashmir's handicraft and handloom sector.

The 'World Craft City' status is expected to transform the handloom and handicraft sector by fostering growth, sustainability, and innovation.

With enhanced global recognition, Srinagar's crafts will gain international visibility, unlocking new markets and opportunities for artisans, the spokesperson said. The sector is likely to attract increased investment, fostering infrastructure development and modern techniques while preserving traditional methods.

Artisans will gain access to advanced training programs and workshops, refining their skills and fostering innovation. The increased demand for Srinagar's unique crafts is anticipated to boost production, leading to job creation and improved livelihoods for artisans and their families.

This recognition is also expected to significantly benefit tourism in Srinagar. The city will attract more tourists interested in its cultural and craft heritage, providing immersive experiences with vibrant artisan communities. Tourists seeking authentic experiences can visit artisan workshops and attend cultural events showcasing Srinagar's dynamic crafts.

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