Creators of Madhubani paintings struggle as demand dries up

Some earn more working as domestic help Bihar: Maithili artists, the makers of the world-famous Madhubani paintings, are struggling to survive as their only source of income – the sale of artefacts – has decreased during the pandemic. “Art is taught to us from childhood and it’s an heirloom,” said Kanak Jha, a Maithili artist. “We […]

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As Covid-19 cases rise, dairy industry plummets

Bangalore: K Ravishankar, the founder of Green Dairy Farm, recalls the days when he saved up every penny possible to kick start his cheese factory in the year 2009. The factory he built with soaring ambitions, blood, sweat, and tears is on the verge of shutting down owing to the pandemic. The resurgence of the Covid-19 […]

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Silk Industry reeling under the impact of Covid

Farmers hit by covid regulations find themselves under a cloud of debt Silk reeling and yarn making units stopped their operations for two to three months since March. The price of cocoon fell 60-70%, from Rs 480-500 to Rs 170-200 per kg. This fall in price was linked to export restrictions as well. Farmers couldn’t […]

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