- Directorate of Handicrafts, Jammu and Kashmir for the upliftment of artisan community has a scheme “State Award Scheme” aimed to encourage the talented craftspersons to excel in their workmanship skills.
- To give them recognition for having contributed in the development of the craft of the J&K.
Under the scheme ten prominent craft categories are identified for which there is a scope to grant State Award annually.
Each craft group carries three awards as first, second and third prize.
- Ist Prize: Rs. 50,000
- IInd Prize: Rs. 30,000
- IIIrd Prize: Rs. 20,000.
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