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A small part of our very precious past lies in the very quaint village of Ponduru. A mere 30km from srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh, this place is home to Ponduru Cotton, a variety favored by no other than the Mahatma himself.
The uniqueness of Ponduru Cotton lies in the fiber - produced mainly from short staple hill variety cotton that is so pest resistant, it allows for chemical free farming!
Captivating as it sounds; the real and current condition of these weavers is dire the historic town of Ponduru has seen a steady decline in the number of people opting to weave. This meticulous and long drawn process is not being compensated with the recognition it deserves and hence has a direct effect on the money it generates for the weavers.