Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pathetic conditions of Handi Crafts Artisans

Tharuni is conducting a Survey on the pathetic working conditions of the Handicrafts Artisans, particularly the weavers of Pochampalli Pattu(pure silk) saris.Dr. Mamatha personally visited Pochampalli, Choutuppal and other villages in Nalgonda District to initiate the Survey.
It is really heartening to see their plight. Earlier they used to weave hundreds of saris every week, whereas now they weave only eight saris a week. For all their work they get a nominal Rs .600 ($12) per sari, while the retailer sells it for over Rs.5000 ($100).This happens because of middle men and also due to Market conditions prevailing every where.
We hope the survey will bring out a change in the lives of the Handicrafts Artisans.

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