The Dongria Kondh ladies have the skill for knitting their own scarf. This is a popular item for the foreigners visiting the project area. Some trader used to got them prepared at a total cost of Rs. 130/- per piece and sell at a price of Rs. 300/- per piece.
|Dongria Kondh Scarf Rayagada|
To knit a scarf the Dongria lady spends some 25 to thirty hours but was getting hardly 30 rupees. To counter this exploitation by the trader community this agency has been supplying plain chadar and the coloured yarn to the Dongria ladies for knitting and pays wage of Rs. 100/- for ordinary and scarf with Jhalari Rs. 135/- per piece. The Dangria ladies are now happy with the wages they are getting. The knitting scarf are now sold at Rs. 265/- and 320/- per piece at the project Head quarters