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Tag: Silk City

Silk City Berhampur in Odisha
Scope Galore Yet Silk City Berhampur Waits For Its Tryst With Destiny

Berhampur's huge potential for growth remains untapped. Compared to the thriving economic activities during good part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries that had ramifications even offshore through movement of people and merchandise, there has been a steady slowdown.

Lockdown after-effects: Handloom weavers struggle to make ends meet

Berhampur: Though the Covid-19 induced lockdown has been lifted in the country, the after- effects of the 5-month long curbs are still palpable. This is particularly for those engaged in small business or skilled enterprise, like artisans and skilled workers. In fact, they are struggling to adjust to the “new normal”. Though the country is […]

Pongal Odisha
Telugu community of Berhampur celebrate Pongal festival

Berhampur: The Telugu community in this Silk City of Odisha celebrated the Pongal festival with pomp and gaiety. Colourful rangoli, traditional bonfire and cultural shows marked the three-day festival that began yesterday in the city, located close to Andhra Pradesh. Pongal is known as the harvest festival by the Telugu community. The first day of […]

Panigrahy inaugurates two new parks in Berhampur

Berhampur: People of this Silk City in south Odisha now have got two new multi-purpose parks with facilities of the open gyms and path-way. State s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahy inaugurated the parks, developed by Berhampur Development Authority (BDA), with an expenditure of Rs 55-lakh at Jagananth Bihar and Vivek Bihar last evening. The […]

Demonetisation : Weavers feel the heat in Odisha's 'silk city'

Berhampur: Weavers in ‘silk city’ Berhampur are feeling the heat of demonetisation, with number of orders dwindling despite it being the marriage season, as cooperatives are unable to pay these artisans, apparently due to cap on the withdrawal limit. “The sale of Berhampuri patta has come down by 60 per cent while the cooperative societies […]