Tuesday, July 24, 2012

flood in Hyderabad

Our basement shop was ankle deep in rain water last week, after the downpour in Hyderabad! Bailed out bucket by bucket, and back in business the same day..

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

the new malkha centre

Golak's wonderful building for the new centre is now ready, machinery & charkhas have moved in, 24 operators have been selected, production should start this month.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Officials at the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, were interested in the malkha concept, though doubtful of its reaching the middle market segment [which is what the Malkha Marketing Trust aims to do]. Recognition by the Ministry means that malkha can be sold through government outlets, and that malkha weavers will be eligible for a 10% yarn subsidy. Lets see how this works in practice.