- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Village stories and philosophy
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Learnings Down the Years
Monday, 30 January 2017
FB Discussions - Handlooms and Issues therein
I buy the most inexpensive handloom sarees usually. I get something for 500/- in Co-optex, and I pick up a couple when I need them. Today in a meeting on handlooms, I figured out that to make a saree takes two long man days. So for a day's hard labour of nine hours a weaver gets 200/-. That is below minimum wage. And it is not a living wage.
But if the sarees get costlier no one will but them. As it is at 500/- only I wear handlooms in my village. The other women cannot afford them.
Manufacturing based on petroleum power needs to go, where every pollution and every depletion is externalized and goes uncosted. Industrilization has to go. Or people will go.