Being the Change:Jharcraft in Jharkhand

By Ashish Kothari on Feb. 11, 2014 in Livelihoods

Sikandar’s village Upar Konki in Jharkhand is one of several settlements that are challenging two “development” dogmas: that one needs large-scale industrialisation to provide employment, and that rural-urban migration is inevitable. How are they doing it? With a little bit of help from a remarkable State government initiative, the Jharkhand Silk, Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd (Jharcraft).

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