“We earn Rs.33 a day”

Crew: Nakul Singh Sawhney, Hagen DeSa

The weavers of Gorakhpur have threatened to boycott the upcoming UP elections. This assertion has forced political circles of Gorakhpur to take notice of their conditions, specially given the large number of voters from the weaver community. ChalChitra Abhiyaan and Gorakhpur news line speak to the weavers from the region about the reasons that have brought about a near collapse in their once flourishing profession. Along with the economic issues that confront them, they also speak of the need for Pasmanda politics to ensure their representation in UP politics.

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