Fourth Workshop (Online) in Need Assessment Workshop series titled “Crafts, Tourism and the Pandemic - Gauging the Current Status” on 18th July 2021 for Salawas Durry Cluster by Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster (JCKIC) in collaboration with NIFT Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur

In continuation to the Need Assessment Workshop series titled “Crafts, Tourism and the Pandemic - Gauging the Current Status” organized by Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster (JCKIC) in collaboration with NIFT Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur, 4th workshop (Online) for Salawas Durry Cluster on 18th July 2021 was organized.

Following members attended the workshop:

IIT Jodhpur

  • Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director & PI JCKIC
  • Prof. Sampat Raj Vadera, Deputy Director, Head, Department of Physics & Co-PI JCKIC
  • Dr. Anand Krishnan Plappally, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Sankalp Pratap, Assistant Professor, School of Management & Entrepreneurship (SME)
  • Dr. Prasenjeet Tribhuvan, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Preeti Tiwari, Assistant Professor, School of Management & Entrepreneurship (SME)
  • Dr. Parichay Patra, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Dibyadyuti Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

NIFT Jodhpur

  • Vijaya Deshmukh, Director

Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur

  • Kuldeep Kothari

Durry Producer from Salawas

  • Mohammad Hasam
  • Malaram
  • Magaram Prajapat

JCKIF, IIT Jodhpur

  • Dr. G.S. Toteja, CEO
  • Dr. Pratibha Peshwa Swami, Program Manager
  • Sh. Aamir Baig, Assistant Program Manager

 

Highlights of the presentation given by Salawas Durry Producer:

All three participants gave detailed presentation on Durry and other products manufacturing. They demonstrated wide range of products viz. jute bags, ladies purse, dining table mats, file folder and assorted range of colorful durries to the participants. Some of the points highlighted during the presentation are as mentioned below:

  • Their products are 100% handmade
  • Around 12,000 people are engaged under 4000 to 5000 units of Durry Manufacturing with around 15 big dealers cum exporters approx.
  • Camel hair, Jute, Wool, Cotton and old sari’s are used as raw material for different types of Durry and other products.
  • Most of the raw material comes from Jaipur
  • Some people are selling durries bought from other locations under the name of Salawas Durry
  • Weight and quality makes Salawas Durry different from others
  • The products are locally supplied at Mehrangrah fort and hotels
  • NIFT helps to develop new products
  • Lawan and Lalsot at Dausa district has emerged as new cluster for Chur Durry manufacturing.
  • Labor rate and inflation are major reasons for diminishing the demand

 

Outcome of the Meeting:

  • Marketing is the biggest challenge for the cluster
  • The art is losing its identification.
  • There is no formal committee/federation to avail government schemes and other benefits
  • There is a need of platform to sale the product
  • Non-availability of raw material at Jodhpur effect product price

Workshop Glimpse

Workshop recording