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The metamorphosis in India’s villages, courtesy a digital drive

New Delhi: Mohammad Furkaan is today the very picture of confidence. Hailing from a traditional family of weavers in Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, Furkaan is a designer of prints for the famous silk sarees and other dresses of Chanderi, whose life has ...

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TBI Blogs: From Design to Sales – How Digitisation Is Empowering the Chanderi Weavers of MP

Twenty-seven-year-old Mohd Shahdab Ansari studied till Class X before he took up the family tradition of weaving in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh. There wasn’t a lot of money to be made in weaving, but he persevered, driven by the knowledge that few ...

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Changing India through DIGITAL PANCHAYATS: A Coverage by Dainik Jagran

Digital Panchayat is a functional and dynamic digital platform and working station designed and created for each and every Panchayat in India, powered by Internet. The objective is to facilitate and improve Panchayat functioning on day-to-day basis, ...

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Wireless Women for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Program Beneficiaries

26th April, 2014 witnessed the launch of the first ever Women Entrepreneurship program in Chanderi: The Wireless Women for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment (W2E2) program. The program entails computer training of all 10 selected women along with a ...

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SONU: A Weaver with a Vision

Sonu is among those few Chanderiyaan weavers who works with a vision for progressiveness and advancement of weavers' community in Chanderi. But the situation wasn't so bright a year back... Weaving for a master weaver on daily wages, Sonu ...

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Wireless for Communities in Chanderi

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) with a support from the Internet Society and Ford Foundation has launched a joint project, called ‘ Wireless for Communities (W4C)’. The project aims to provide a holistic, community-empowered approach to ...

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Wireless Women for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in Chanderi

The Wireless Women for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment program is an initiative to create women resourced ICT micro social enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures supported by wireless internet in 4 backward locations or districts of India and ...

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WASIM: Weaving for Chanderiyaan

"Currently I am weaving for Chanderiyaan and am able to save more than Rs. 5,000 monthly. This has really helped me paying my housing rent. Moreover, the idle sittings due to unavailability of raw materials or design aren't there. This leads to ...

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“Weaving is my life” – NAJEEB

"Weaving is not just a work opportunity for me. It's our ancestral art form and my Life" Najeeb has been associated with Chanderiyaan from 2011 and is one of the highly skilled weavers in the Chanderiyaan family. Before Chanderiyaan, Najeeb ...

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A DIGITAL VILLAGE CHANDERI

In 2008, a survey by Digital Empowerment Foundation on instigation of Jyotiraditya Scindia threw up distressing facts including weavers were being treated as labourers and earned a pittance; a few businessmen controlled the market; there wasn't ...

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TOURISTS GOT HAPPY BY WI-FI SERVICE IN CHANDERI

Digital Empowerment Foundation, with the support of Chanderiyaan introduced the first ever Internet Wi-Fi service in Chanderi to connect the communities and assist easy navigation for tourists of Chanderi. This initiative not only attracted the ...

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RAHUL: A Story of Learning and Dedication in Chanderi

Rahul was a not a born Chanderi weaver. He used to work as a helper in a local shop that sells Chanderi Sarees. He never thought of becoming a weaver and would have been that same helper in that very same shop, had his uncle not informed him ...

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SELF HELP GROUPS

The concept behind Self Help Groups' formation was to enable the people associated with Chanderiyaan become independent and self reliant. The idea was aspired from the vision that every individual should be able to work in communities, thereby ...

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EMBROIDERY DESIGN BENEFICIARIES

Details of Embroidery design beneficiaries S.No AD – Tamanna AD – Maa Sharda AD – Kiran 1 Nafeesa Pooja Narvariya Farha Naaz 2 Rukhsana Bano Anita Singh Nazreen 3 Zabeena Bano Kranti ...

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ERP and VOCATIONAL TRAINING BENEFICIARIES

As part of the Chanderiyaan Weavers ICT Resource Center Initiative in association with DEF and MLA, individuals from varied Chanderi communities were provided with vocational training in domains of embroidery, and stitching along with design ...

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MUSIR: Advancing towards Progressiveness

Advancing towards Progressiveness "I used to weave at a master weaver's place before I came in touch with Chanderiyaan. We do not have space for looms at home, hence weaving at a master weaver's place was the only option. I also had a monthly ...

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NARESH : A Passionate Chanderi Weaver

Naresh is a local Chanderi weaver for whom the entire world rests in this town of weavers. Before joining Chanderiyaan, he worked for a master weaver on his two looms installed in his home, but gradually as his sons learnt the techniques of ...

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A Story of a Chanderi Designer

Meet Rahul. He has just completed his education and has been associated with Chanderiyaan since its beginning. Our family member Farooqh interacted with him on his experience with Chanderiyaan! Where were you engaged before coming in contact ...

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Social Entrepreneurship through ICT in Chanderi

"Everyone has a purpose in life. A unique gift or special talent to give to others, and when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all ...

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AZHAR: Dedicated to Chanderi Weavers’ Community

Dilapidated resources, unwanted delay in designs, lower wages and minimal exposure were nothing new for Azhar before his association with Chanderiyaan. He was also among the very same Chanderi weavers' community that was utterly disturbed with ...

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Heritage, Culture and Tourism of Chanderi

Chanderi is a place highly renowned for its rich heritage, cultural diversity and profound tourist attractions. With the current historical information of over 13th Centuries, the first historical aspect of Chanderi can be traced back to the ...

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Outlook Traveller Article on Chanderi

"The weaving tradition here dates back to the 18th century, and today some 3,500 families that is around 60% of the town's population make their living from the looms." Chanderi is globally famous for its weaving tradition and mesmerizing ...

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Lounge Loves | Benefitting the Chanderi Weavers Community

Recently, Chanderiyaan was featured in the Live Mint for its recent initialization of an e-commerce portal of the weavers, for the weavers, by the weavers. The portal managed by Chanderiyaan provides an opportunity for weavers to explore the online ...

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Advancing Education in Chanderi through ICT

"I want to study, but then weaving is also important so that my house can earn its daily livelihood", says a local Chanderi school going boy who had to stop his education and started weaving to sustain his family. This is the story of every ...

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THE LAUNCH OF BLOCK PRINTING IN CHANDERI

Chanderiyaan believes in an overall development of the communities of Chanderi, envisioning an all round growth encompassing skill development, financial sustainability, and benefit of local community. Considering these factors as a fundamental ...

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MINISTER JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA VISITED CHANDERIYAAN

Chanderiyaan () Design Center Initiative is a one sure step towards ICT and Digital advancement in this town of weaves. Recently, a renowned minister of M.P Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia visited Chanderiyaan Design Center at Raj Mahal, Chanderi to ...