6th June 2010
A state level consultaion on the issues related to manjha workers was held at Bareily, Uttar Pradesh.
In India kites are flying in all months of a year, so the demand for the kite and its thread always maintains its requirement, and in that sense it will create a good business for Bareilly manja workers because it’s a well established fact among the seller buyer and manufacturer’s that the sharp thorn manja of Bareilly considered the best in all over India, but the revealing fact tells some different stories about these suffered manja workers of Bareilly who faces the tough competition from the Synthetic nylon -metallic manja which got the clearance from the government to import in Indian manja market and condition got even worst because more than 50 percent manja market flooded by these Synthetic or Metallic manja , consequently the home made bareilly manja loosed their popularity in the market, which is directly attacking to their century old profession because of the price margin. Even sellers augmenting that “Synthetic or Metallic manja’s are in high demand because of the thread strength, cheaper price in comparison to home made bareilly manja, so ultimately only these manja workers have to face such types of storm, and now the condition is some artisan have changed their profession and some artisans are migrating from one state to another states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi to seek an opportunity where the kite flying festival is going to be happened just because of to earn livelihood i.e. merely on Rs90-Rs130 for the whole family.
22nd November 2009
The State Consultation was organized on 22nd November 2009 at Raipur to review the Industrial Policy announced by the state government. The Industrial policy is highly weighed in the favour of big industries and has very little to offer for small and medium scale enterprises or for people in the state.
3-4 August 2009
A National Consultation on the status of hunger and hunger deaths in the poorest of poor states was held at ISI, New Delhi on 3rd and 4th August 2009. Participants from the 6 states namely Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh participated in the consultation.