Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department has qualified for the semi-finals of SKOCH Award 2021.
The Department has got the ‘Semi-Finalist SKOCH Order of Merit’ for the establishment of Handloom & Handicraft Museum Odisha Crafts Museum, ‘Kala Bhumi’.
The Sericulture Wing of the Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department has also qualified for the semi-finals of SKOCH Award 2021 for the use of innovative strategies for livelihood creations & women empowerment in Keonjhar district.
SKOCH Award which was instituted in 2003 covers the best efforts in digital, financial, and social inclusion.
It encompasses the best of governance, inclusive growth, excellence in technology and applications, change management, corporate leadership, corporate governance, citizen services delivery, capacity building, empowerment, and other such softer issues that get normally lost in the glamour and the glitz of industry-sponsored or advertising focused jamborees.
SKOCH Award not only acknowledges exceptional achievers—organizations, and individuals—but also spurs inspirational guidance and motivational leadership.