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NIFT in Kashmir Still a Distant Dream
It has been six years since people of Kashmir has been waiting for NIFT, a renowned institute in the field of fashion and Technology but the till date now step had taken by government to fulfill the demand of the people.
In 2009 the then Union Minister of Textile, wrote to the Government of J&K in an offer to set up a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Kashmir and the institute would act as a boon for the handicrafts and textile industry.
The cost amounted to Rs 60 Crore in the first phase and Rs 188 Crore in a total of three phases. As per the order, once the Institute would be set up the running cost would be borne by NIFT.
“The legalities between the state and the union government have prolonged this, but so far the things have been smooth. The union government has agreed to bear the losses which the institute will incur in the initial years,” said a senior official at the Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) to the media.
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