SAL LEAF PLATE (BIRBHUM)
 
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Collection of Green Sal leaves from nearby Jungle, get it semi dried in the courtyard, make the improvised thali by stitching it with the help of Neem stick and sale it in the local market ata average price of Rs.8-10 per hundred Sal thali is a traditional economic activity of tribal women of Jungle Mahal area. Some times, the local agents or ‘Farias’ do collect the improvised Sal Thali from the homestead in the alternate days. However the price varies from season to season. Sal leaves are abundantly grown in the forest areas. Dealing with such Sal leaves is the main livelihood activity of Tribal women. After introduction of Power Operated ‘Thali’ making machine, and installation of such machines by the women thali makers become mere supplier of raw material to the machine owner.

Special Achievements: Centre for Excellence at Jhargram on Sal Leaf Plate is now functioning, covering Artisans- 18000 nos. Steps have been taken for preventing distress sale for other Districts also. (Link to ...Impact Study...)

 TPC: Rs. 39.66 lakhs

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