weavers News

Weavers from three states at two-day pop-up store in Mumbai today

In her first visit to Mumbai, Lupu met Thageshwari Das, 47, from Kamrup district in Assam, who almost cancelled her maiden trip to the city after her home was submerged in floodwaters.

For Assam’s Sualkuchi weavers, a new silk yarn ‘bank’ 

The government initiative — subsidizing yarn for 3,000 plus weavers in Assam's famed Sualkuchi — also includes issuing of personalised passbooks that will double up as identity cards.


RSS wing takes up Modi promise of ‘helping’ Varanasi weavers

Problems faced by weavers of Varanasi will be documented.

In AAP manifesto for Varanasi, focus on weavers, river and sewer

The party also plans to educate people to set up sewer treatment plants to prevent sewage from being dumped in River Ganga.

In land of Indira nostalgia,hopes tied to Rahul string

During Indira Gandhi regime,the belt came up as major carpet hub,producing millions of weavers.

Day 4: Surat flares up,weavers go after cops

The ongoing agitation of textile workers for better wages took a violent turn here on Thursday when the protesting weavers attacked a police chowky and damaged six motorbikes and a patrol van.


Now,Banaras weavers,artisans to get credit cards

AFter their skills were recognised as intellectual property under the Geographical Indication Act,Banaras weavers are now going to have their own credit cards.

With 20-hour power,Ansari weaves safety net in Varanasi

Using his newfound influence in the ruling BSP,don-turned-legislator Mukhtar Ansari is set to lure the weavers of Varanasi even from the confines of jail.