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… read-more

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

Tags: Bamboo, Thrikkaipetta, bamboo houses, Kerala

Courtesy: The Better India

Dalit Families

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40 Dalit Families Forced Out Of Village, Now Live In Bamboo Houses

Now residing in weak bamboo houses in Puri district's Nathapur village, 40 Dalit families were forced out of their village, Brahmapur, after they allegedly refused to follow a diktat. Their access to fishing was cut-off when they refused to follow a casteist wedding tradition. These bans eventually led to barring them from entering the village and riding ferry boats, the only access to mainland.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 11:04 AM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Dalit families, Brahmapur, bamboo houses, diktat

Courtesy: The Indian Express