Livelihood Issues

Grey looms

Print edition : October 16, 2015

A power loom unit in Bhiwandi. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Sunil Chavhan, president of Red Flag. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Mumtaz Sheikh, secretary of Red Flag. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Manikchand Chauhan, a power loom worker. Photo: Vivek Bendre

The hovels of loom workers. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Six to eight workers share an 80-square-foot room. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Workers eating at a bhisi. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Poor working and living conditions take a heavy toll on the loom operators of Bhiwandi, the heart of India’s power loom industry.
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