Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Decentralized Cotton Yarn Trust has taken another step towards strengthening the local economy by exploring the potential of local building materials and techniques at the site of its new unit. Here are pictures of the first such effort, roofing the small shed at the site of our new pre-spinning unit.

From bottom to top, the images show a layer of neem leaves being spread on the wooden rafters, then a layer of mud comes next before the tiles. Local builder Narsaiah was amazed how cool the room was inside!

Our architect Golak Khandual and structural engineer Sarita Dhawan plan to use this technique for the much bigger roof of the main hall housing the pre-spinning machinery.

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