Andhra CM orders probe into school uniform ‘scam’ 

Moreover, a large number of students haven’t received their three pairs of uniform in the last three years even as the State government cleared the bills submitted by the APCO in the respective years.

published on : 31st August 2019

TRS govt's decision to buy Bathukamma sarees help Sircilla weavers lead comfortable lives

Weavers, who once migrated in search of jobs, return home to earn up to Rs 20,000 per month

published on : 31st August 2019

After long wait, Tamil Nadu's Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees get GI tag

While the lock-making industry in Dindigul is said to be over 150 years old, the Amrar Rajiv Gandhi Handloom Weavers submitted that Karaikudi is the home for products like the Kandangi sarees.

published on : 29th August 2019

Paravoor weavers to launch organic baby clothes

Though the initial plan was to launch the product on the first anniversary of 2018 flood, the recent situation in the state has made them postpone it. 

published on : 19th August 2019

'Balaramapuram' to throw light on the plight of handloom weavers

The low-budget film is an initiative undertaken by a 50-member collective that comprises theatre artistes and short filmmakers

published on : 8th August 2019

Why we need to embrace, revive and celebrate handloom

Handloom is sustainable, comfortable and trendy, overall good for the local weavers and the enviornment.

published on : 8th August 2019

Flipkart extends platform for artisans in hinterlands  

The initiative will help the e-commerce giant partner with the government and add impetus to social empowerment schemes.

published on : 1st August 2019

This 64-year-old has resurrected livelihood of thousands of Indian weavers

Sunita Budhiraja has mobilised 30,000 people through her Six Yards and 365 days endeavour.

published on : 15th July 2019

Toiling for Telia Rumaal in Hyderabad

It takes over a month to create Telia Rumaal, and with the help of Department of Handloom and Textiles and TSCO, the weavers have already begun the work

published on : 3rd July 2019

Odisha government help eludes Kendrapara's Fani-hit weavers 

Inspector of Handloom department, Cuttack, Gobinda Jena said as per a survey conducted by his department around 60,000 weavers from across the state were affected due to the cyclone.

published on : 3rd July 2019

Wall Tax Road bamboo weavers fear loss of livelihood as spectre of eviction looms

Chennai municipal body wants to beautify the place and plans to widen VOC road, they allege.

published on : 28th May 2019

For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft

Majority of the weavers belong to the Muslim community who are even wary of talking about their problems.

published on : 20th May 2019

They find it hard to weave their lives together in Thiruvananthapuram

With the decline of the weaving industry, women weavers find it hard to eke out a living with lesser job opportunities.

published on : 10th April 2019

Chendamangalam near Kochi seeks an international market  

The handloom town wants the new MP to help brand the products on a global level and get them an exemption from GST.

published on : 6th April 2019

Kendrapara weavers upset with BJD policy

The weavers of villages like Kaudiabarai, Ramachandrapur, Samsara and others in Garadapur and Marsaghai blocks are tired of the apathy of the Government towards their plight.

published on : 28th March 2019
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