Manipur is home to a rich and important pottery trade. Its ceramic artisans hold a key place in Manipuri culture.
Manipurans have depended on this crafts for use in ritual and in everyday life for longer than living memory. Yet the forces of globalization have brought new, cheap and efficient plastic products to Manipur from Burma and other foreign markets. This new supply threatens not only the livelihood but the continuance of Manipur’s traditional pottery trade.
The dam at Kothida, Bharud Pura, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh took just a year to get a crack. More than 11 surrounding villages are at risk now due to this leakage and residents are asked to vacate the area.
The Farmers from Dhondegaon village in Nashik district have been visiting NDCC (Nashik District Girna Co-Operative Bank) repeatedly to finish their loan account for the last 2 years.