How the pandemic has affected Bengal’s weaving industry This report is part of CJP’s Grassroots Fellowship Program

21, Jul 2021 | Mohammed Ripon Sheikh

The Covid-19 Lockdown may soon ease off in West Bengal, however there has been massive damage done already, as it virtually cut off livelihoods of weavers and workers associated with the textile industry. The lockdown is said to have affected over six lakh registered workers associated with the weaving industry.

CJP Grassroots fellow Ripon Sheikh travels to different regions of Bengal to speak to the weaving community and bring out their plight.

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