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Plastic ban in J&K opens door for revival of wicker crafts

Updated : June 13, 2019 09:17 PM IST

Single-use plastics have been banned in several states of India, including Jammu and Kashmir. However, implementation of this ban in J&K has so far been poor, with lack of alternatives being a common barrier.
The rich, traditional handicrafts industry of Kashmir could provide innovative solutions that act as alternatives to plastic.
Mongabay-India explores the current status of traditional artisans and their craft, especially those making wicker baskets, in the state, and examines the possibility of their revival.
Plastic ban in J&K opens door for revival of wicker crafts

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