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Weaver who now runs a tea shop

How this weaver was forced to run a tea shop After the lockdown, many of them are struggling to find work

CJP and our partners on ground are on a fact finding mission to bring out stories of the weaving community of Purvanchal, who have been hit by the twin blow of coronavirus lockdown and administrative apathy. In this exclusive video, we will take you through the looms and factories, of some of India’s most exquisite…

Uncovering the despair of Purvanchal’s weavers CJP fact finding brings to us stories from Purvanchal's weaving industry

CJP has undertaken, in association with our partners, a fact-finding mission to get to the bottom of what ails the once-thriving weaving industry of Purvanchal. Watch this video to know what to expect out of these investigations. Our partners and advisors include Dipak Malik, Vasanthi Raman, Abdullah Ansari, Lenin Raghuvanshi, and many others. Dr Muniza…

How Purvanchal’s traditional weaving industry came undone CJP’s ongoing fact-finding mission examines the twin-blows dealt by Covid and administrative apathy

Weaving is not just an industry in Uttar Pradesh’s Purvanchal region, it is the basis for a strong bond between people from two communities. Handcrafted textiles are the means through which craftsmen and women tell the story of their rich and vivid heritage. But now this bond appears to be weakening as the industry has been…

Award winning author now sells fish for a living His story was brought to light by the CJP fact finding team in Varanasi

CJP Fact Finding: Rajesh Sahni, ex supervisor in the fisheries department of BHU, has been out of work since the Modi Government shut the department down. He has written four books, one of which is taught in agriculture classes. He is also a recipient of the President’s award during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime and…

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