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Working at meagre wages, Saharanpur wood artisans struggling to preserve craft


Working at meagre wages, Saharanpur wood artisans struggling to preserve craft

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 09 (ANI): Known nationally and internationally for its meticulous and fine woodcraft, Saharanpur's wood industry is struggling hard to survive in the present competitive market. Challenged by Chinese mechanised products and increased cost of handicraft, the artisans of Saharanpur are optimistically looking towards the government for support and welfare.

From daily wage labourers of the industry to those exporting these wooden products, all stakeholders have a common issue - decreasing demand and lowering profits. Speaking to ANI, a wood carving factory owner, Haji Mohammad Ali Ansari, alleged that none of the governments have ever bothered to care about the industry and the situation has only worsened with time.

"I never got any formal education and have been in this business since the beginning. No governments have ever provided any facility to this industry.

While our international competitors have the best of machines, we are still competing with them

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