Many weaver families reside in Cuttack’s Nuapatna and Maniabandha. When one enters the village, you enter their world of handlooms and threads. These threads & fabrics tie these villagers together in an age old vocation. These skilled villagers create rich tapestries of patta sarees, but their own picture is now bleak.
Covid pandemic has left some deep creases on their livelihood that may take a long time to iron out. The lockdowns and shutdowns have made it difficult for them to make their ends meet. Since the onset of the pandemic, the movement of people has reduced and business has suffered a lot.
The weavers from Sonepur are facing similar plight. Many weaver families in the area have been badly affected in the Covid19 lockdown. Even though, they have been toiling hard at weaving colourful threads on their handlooms, there are no buyers.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 20 June 2021, 12:53 PM IST
Bhubaneswar has become the first city in the country to achieve the vaccination target. This information was shared by Bhubaneswar Municipal Commission (BMC) officials on Saturday (July 31). As per authorities, all the targeted residents of the Smart City have been covered under the vaccination programme. BMC Deputy Commissioner, Ansuman Rath informed that by the end of July, Bhubaneswar has administered 18,16,000 doses in total.