JAMMU, July 31: The Wool and Wool Export Promotion Council (WWEPC), led by its Chairman, Romesh Khajuria, participated in Buyer Seller Meet (BSM), organized by Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) and Invest India Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India.
The meeting was aimed at promoting and expanding market access for Jammu and Kashmir’s handicrafts and handloom products.
As a promoter of handicrafts made from wool and wool, WWEPC set up several booths during the event, where producers’ products were displayed. Khajuria also provided updates on stalls and interacted with visitors and owners.
Speaking on the occasion, Khajuria highlighted various products and services provided by WWEPC in promoting Indian wool and wool products.
He further added that with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, WWEPC has also moved towards Atam Nirbhar Bharat and signed several trade deals to enhance the export scope of Indian handicrafts which is in high demand.
Romesh Khajuria, also informed that WWEPC, Ministry of Textiles is in the process of entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) and will jointly work towards improve J&K’s UT export. He said that WWEPC has set an export target of US$1 billion worth of wool products during the period 2002-23 and the involvement of Jammu and Kashmir in achieving this target will help wool producers in the territory of the Union.
Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of India, Dr Devansh Yadav MD, JKTPO; Tariq Ahmad Zargar, Director, Hadicraft & Handlooms Kashmir; Zubair Ahmad, Director IICT Srinagar; Deputy CEO, Bilal Ahmad Kawoosa, Chairman of Kashmir Carpet Cluster Organization and former member of All India Handloom Board, Ministry of Textiles, GoI, was also present.
Notably, the Jammu and Kashmir Buyer-Seller Meeting creates new synergies by connecting over 40 sellers to 15 top brand buyers and creating new market linkages for handicrafts and looms products, including Pashmina shawls, papier mâché, walnut wood carving, silk. carpets, Basoli painting and much more.