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Exporters in Kashmir worried about decline in handicraft exports

Last Updated on October 17, 2021 at 11:37 am

Kashmir’s handicraft export is witnessing a slowdown and Kashmir handicraft business is suffering a major decline since past few years.

Exporters feels that continuous fall in the business has led to a major affect to the export of this major industry of handicrafts.

Musadiq Shah, a Pashmina exporter, said that the decline started after the 2014 floods in Kashmir. He said that since then there were many political unrests followed by Covid-19 pandemic which almost destroyed the export sector.

Exporters said that the handicraft industry is facing a very tough time and some efforts and extraordinary steps by the government are required to save the trade.

Director Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmed Shah said that since the Covid-19, there have been visible effects on export and they are trying their best and tried to start the exhibitions to resume the business.