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District Admin Srinagar goes tough against illegal manufacturing of copper utensils

SRINAGAR: In order to implement the ban on manufacture of specified copper utensils by machines, as prohibited under J&K Prohibition on Manufacture of Specified Copper Utensils (by Machines) Act 2006, the dedicated teams of District Administration Srinagar today conducted a special drive in the City markets to inspect the business establishments involved in illegal manufacturing of the copper utensils.

The drive was conducted on the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad by the special enforcement teams of Revenue and Police Officers headed by SDM East and SDM West.

During the inspection of various areas of Srinagar District, as many as four establishments were found using heavy machines in the manufacture of specific copper utensils thereby violating the provisions of Jammu & Kashmir Prohibition on manufacture of specified copper utensils (by machine) Act SVT 2006.  The establishments were sealed on spot under the supervision of Sub Divisional Magistrate, East.

 Further legal action is being taken in this regard to safeguard the livelihood of the Kashmir’s traditional copperware Artisans.

Pertinent to mention that some weeks ago the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar held an interaction session with the group of Artisans of Shahar e Khaas associated with Copperware where in the Artisans demanded for implementation of the ban on manufacture of specified copper utensils by machines, as prohibited under J&K Prohibition on Manufacture of Specified Copper Utensils (by Machines) Act 2006.

 

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