Thread less in 2005

A disaster is brewing in Belgaum and we are on the brink of committing suicide. We have lost our traditional jobs and do not know how to feed our children. In spite of running from pillar to post, no government support has come to us. Please write about our plight and take our voice to New Delhi. That might move the Indian government, which otherwise is stone-headed,' cries out Parashuram Dhage, secretary of Belgaum District Power Loom Association (bdpla). Dhage belongs to the 70,000-strong Nekararu weaver community of Belgaum in Karnataka state, that since time immemorial have woven the famous Belgaum sarees. Today bdpla is deep in debt