FAQ on Carpet Scheme


1. What is Carpet Weaving Training Scheme?
It is a departmental training scheme (non-plan) confined to J&K only in which Carpet Weaving Training Centres are set-up to train the potential artisans.
2. How many centres and service centres are there under the scheme?
There are 175 Carpet Weaving Training Centres, working under the supervision of Carpet Weaving Training Service Centres located at Jammu, Anantnag, Baramula, Pulawam, Leh and Field Administrative Cell Srinagar.
3. What are objectives of the scheme?
  1. To increase the production base in Carpet Weaving in order to meet the growing demand for hand-knotted carpet in the international market
  2. To enhance employment opportunity of Artisans.

4. What is Advanced Training Centre?
These are training centres focused at imparting advanced skill in carpet weaving. Only skilled trainees are selected in these centres.
5. What is primary training centre?
These are centres targeted to train new entrants who don’t have any previous knowledge /skill of carpet weaving.
6. What are incentives given to trainees? 
In Advanced training Centres trainees are given Rs.2000/- per month as stipend. In case of Primary Training Centres stipend is Rs.1500/- per month.
7. What is the method of disbursement of stipend?
Stipend is disbursed directly to the Bank/Post Office account of concerned trainees
8. What is method of establishment of training Centres?
As per practice village headman/ Village communities submits request for establishment of Training Centres to the nearest Service Centre. The Assistant Director of service Centres conducts a survey in all the villages and furnishes his survey report along with findings and recommendations. As per recommendation and validation by regional office new centre is established.
9. What is process of selection of trainees?
In the selected village and nearby areas trainees are requested to appear in an assessment test in which Assistant Director along with support of Instructor/Assistant Instructor, CTOs prepares a merit list as per skill level displayed during the assessment. Trainees are provisionally selected as per their merit.
10.Who provides tool and raw material?
Tools and raw materials are supplied by the department.
11.What happens to carpet manufactured during the training programme?
The manufactured carpets are sold at approved rates in the open market and amount realized is deposited into Govt. Treasury.
12.How many training centres are running in the part of country other than J&K?
Under this departmental training scheme there is no any Carpet Weaving Training Centre currently running in any part of country other than J&K.

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