Uravu craftsmen making bamboo products

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Thrikkaipetta - Heritage Village Of Bamboo: Here's What You Need To Know

Thrikkaipetta, also identified as "Heritage Village of Bamboo," previously faced catastrophic agrarian-crisis, which resulted in farmer suicides. However, things began to change in 1996, when Sivarajan T and his wife Sreelatha established Uravu Indigenous Science and Technology Study Centre to help farmers through bamboo plantings, by making baskets to build houses out of bamboo. People come from all over India and the world to shop for indigenous items at Thrikkaipetta. 

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

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