Background

The cluster Bhagaiya, of Jharkhand is situated 450 kms away from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand. The main occupation of the people of this region is majorly weaving and then agriculture. Weaving has become the household activity of the people. All the members of the family contribute in the weaving activity. Ladies and kids of the house help in the preparatory process of weaving whereas male member weave the fabric. The Area is rich in the production of Tussar based silk yarn and fabrics. The yarn used for the production includes majorly Tusar yarn, apart from this Eri Muga. Mulberry is also used. The product is marketed In India as well as abroad.

The product of this cluster has an influence of Bhagalpur cluster. The product range of this cluster includes sarees, stoles dupatta, dress materials and home furnish.

Details –

Number of handlooms – 1500

Number of weavers – 2560

Handloom products – sarees, stoles, dupatta, dress materials.

Cluster Accessibility –

Bhagalya is well connected with Roadways.

Railways Roadways – 2 km away from Bhagatya Bus stop.

Railways- 10 km from Mirza chauki railway station.

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