In the 159th meeting of Board of Directors of State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Limited, Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said that the State Government would ensure strengthening of the Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Limited since it can play a major role in creating employment and self-employment in the rural areas. This was stated by
Agnihotri said that the State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation should ensure quality in their products so that they could compete in open market. He said that the present State Government under the leadership of Virbhadra Singh was committed for the welfare of local artisans and craftsmen. He said that the Corporation should lend a helping hand to promote local artisans, especially in rural areas.
Dr Lalit Mohan, Managing Director, State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Limited conducted the proceedings of the meeting. Umesh Negi, Vineet Vij, Shashi Sharma and Rakesh Dutta, Non-Official Directors on the Board of Director of the Corporation also gave their valuable suggestions. Dr P.C. Kapoor Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Mohan Chauhan, Director Industries, Rajesh Sharma Special Secretary Finance were present in the meeting.