The weaving industry in
However, one of their pressing concerns was the fate of the handloom industry.Many believe handloom weaving is a dying art as it is not as profitable as weaving done by power looms, which is why many good weavers are taking up different professions.
"Those employed in the handloom industry should be given the title of a good artisan so that they get more wage and they do not get a inferiority complex. When a weaver's child is educated, he does not prefer sitting in the dirt and weaving. They prefer to get jobs where they can earn
Weavers expect concessions from
"First of all, we need a facility for fabric because fabric is very expensive and weavers cannot easily buy it. When wedding season starts, the fabric goes out of stock. The weavers who weave Banarasi sarees are unable to make ends meet since the work stops.
There should be a scheme where weavers can get the fabric directly at low prices so that they can continue weaving. Also, handlooms are slowly being replaced by power looms.
A lot of people have become unemployed because of this. The government should look into it," said a weaver,
They say import duty on gold should be reduced from 10 per cent so that more people buy gold and businesses boom.
"In the last four to five years, the import duty on gold has risen from four to 10 per cent. The first expectation from the new government is a reduction in the import duty so that the industry can develop and it can also benefit customers, workers and traders," said Secretary,
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