Tamil Nadu's visually-impaired chair weavers seek government intervention to make ends meet

The weavers urged the State government to instruct government departments to give the job orders for making chairs only to visually challenged people.

published on : 26th November 2021

Weavers’ suicides unabated, two more die in Belagavi

Suicide of weavers in Belagavi has continued with the government failing to address their woes and fulfil the promise of purchasing woven sarees.

published on : 12th November 2021

In boost for weavers, Karnataka govt gives nod for textile park in Badami

The government has given the approval with a condition that no financial assistance will be sought from it for establishing the park.

published on : 30th September 2021

Few weave hope into a dying Odia tradition of 'Bandha Kala'

Amid uncertainty over business that has already suffered at the hands of pandemic and lack of government patronage, Murali Meher and his family of Bargarh are keeping traditional designs alive.

published on : 26th September 2021

Threaded with love

“If you know your weaver, you know your handloom better,” says 20-year-old Nikita Lal, far too wise for her age. 

published on : 22nd September 2021

Odisha government grants special security package for local weavers

Over 3,300 weaver families to be provided house-cum-work sheds with lighting facilities on priority basis

published on : 15th August 2021

Odisha weavers design special ikat scarves for Indian Men’s Hockey team

The Odisha government had commissioned the weavers to deliver the scarves with hockey logos in them for the felicitation ceremony in Kalinga Stadium on August 17.

published on : 15th August 2021

Odisha announces special package for pandemic-hit weavers, 3,000 families to benefit

CM Naveen Patnaik said electricity and fans will be provided to the weavers so that there is not much pressure on their eyes while working and they can work for a longer period.

published on : 13th August 2021

Save lives of weavers in Telangana: Joint Action Committee to CJI NV Ramana

The JAC chairman Dasu Suresh called on the Chief Justice and explained to him that due to the unethical practices of some textile manufacturers, traditional weavers were losing their livelihood.

published on : 9th August 2021

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan to credit Rs 200 crore to weavers

The money will be transferred as part of the Nethanna Nestham scheme, under which each beneficiary will get Rs 24,000 a year, which is aimed at giving the required hand-holding to the community.

published on : 8th August 2021

Delhi lawyer helps weavers to find way out of poverty

An all-women group helmed by Delhi lawyer, Talish Ray, provides weavers with reliable buyers to help them sustain in the pandemic

published on : 7th August 2021

Andhra Pradesh: Weavers turn daily wagers in Chittoor village

Ramu, another powerloom weaver, has started working as a construction worker.

published on : 1st July 2021

Covid renders Odisha's Kotpad weavers' looms idle

Piling up of Kotpad handloom stocks due to the absence of market linkage during Covid is resulting in an existential crisis for the Mirigan weavers of Odisha.

published on : 1st July 2021

Weavers hitch wagon to social media

Hit by pandemic, North Karnataka handloom weavers go online to get orders, and now are trying to build a brand

published on : 27th June 2021

Covid second wave makes rhythm of looms discordant in Odisha

Just as the handloom sector  was looking up at  the path of revival three months back post Covid-19 first wave, it has once again been hit by the second wave crisis.

published on : 10th May 2021
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