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Covid-19 casts shadow on Mysuru Inlay artistes’ livelihood

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Mysuru: Skilled Inlay workers of Mysuru are in great distress as they have no work since lockdown. They appealed to the government to bail them out of this situation as many of them are in dire need of help. 

Mysuru Inlay Artisans Association’s Nagendra told media persons here in Wednesday that Mysuru Inlay art is unique to Mysuru and is popular work over. With the lockdown, they have lost their jobs. He complained that handicrafts development board did not come to their rescue.

He stated many artisans are jobless as the proprietors with whom they working are not encouraging the workers any more. Their appeal to the Ministry of Textiles and Handicrafts went in vain, he rued.

About 10,000 artisans in Mysuru are dependent on this art. But now they do not have basic essentials, he pointed out. They approached MLAs and MP and also Cauvery Emporium, but nothing helped. 

State award winner Venkatesh said that with no exhibition or other events happening, artistes are the worst hit.

They are now planning to meet district incharge minister ST Somashekhar and bring their plight to his notice.

– Team Mysoorunews

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