Second Workshop (Online) in Need Assessment Workshop series titled “Crafts, Tourism and the Pandemic - Gauging the Current Status” on 12th Apr 2021 for Leather Mojhari 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, 2nd workshop (Online) for Leather Mojhari Cluster on 12th Apr 2021 was organized.

Following members attended the workshop:

IIT Jodhpur

  • Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director & PI JCKIC
  • Prof. Sampat Raj Vadera, 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)
  • Parichay Patra, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

NIFT Jodhpur

  • Vijaya Deshmukh, Director

Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur

  • Kuldeep Kothari

Leather Mojhari Producer

  • Mohan Lal Gujar

Industry

  • Naresh Bothra, Bothra International, Jodhpur

District Industries Centre

  • Pooja Mehra

JCKIF

  • Dr. Pratibha Peshwa Swami, Program Manager
  • Sh. Arun Khandelwal, Program Manager
  • Sh. Aamir Baig, Assistant Program Manager

 

Highlights of the presentation given by Leather Mojhari Producer:

Sh. Mohan Lal Gujar gave detailed presentation on Leather Mojhari and other product manufacturing. He showed some of the products viz. Mojhari, leather bags, leather mirror frame etc.  to the participants. Some of the points highlighted during the presentation are as mentioned below:

  • Their products are 100% handmade
  • Around 2,5000 people are engaged in Mojhari manufacturing in Jodhpur
  • Leather comes from Chennai which is better and softer than available locally
  • Leather is now available in different colors
  • Earlier the design of Mojhari are done on community basis
  • Every district have different pattern and design of Mojhari in Rajasthan
  • Mojhari of Jodhpur is soft and comfortable from the Mojhari’s of other places like Jalore, Bhinmal etc.
  • Along with Mojhari, craftsman also started manufacturing other items like leather bags, chairs, stool etc.

 

Outcome of the Meeting:

  • Efforts should be made for Product diversification.
  • To review how craftsman can be helped for high value products.
  • Brain storming session to be organized for horn, bone and leather (Mojhari) cluster
  • A separate website for Jodhpur Artisan can be created. Information for website to be provided by NIFT
  • A Craft Gallery to be made in IIT Campus and samples to be collected with help of NIFT for the same
  • Start-up can be encouraged to integrate the artisans and enable them to build their own brand
  • Artisan has requested to provide place for shops at tourist places for increase the demand all over India
  • Artisan also requested to provide shops / stall free of cost in the fares organized locally and in other state also; expenses in participating in such fares will also increase the cost of product

 

Glimpse of the event:

Workshop recording