Do not make him your only love
'Cause then it could be lonely love
Now don't you look so forlornly, love
Ain't the world's end, it's only love.
First published in Quatrain Fish, 28 June 2016.
|Issues faced by the weavers||Possible solutions|
|Lack of awareness about government schemes||Ads in multiple media, local languages and remote areas|
|Sale of cheap imitations in market||Use of silk mark by sellers and verification by buyers|
|Limited information about rights||Formation of workers’ collectives to understand rights and demand implementation|
|Lack of market acumen||Training in marketing and distribution|
|Access only to local markets or middlemen||Participation in national/international exhibitions with governmental help|
|Low or minimum profit margins||Producer companies/cooperatives facilitating direct sale without middlemen|