VAT2019 N 154
SynopsisMuga - the worm and its rich silk. The Muga Mekhela Chador – the traditional dress of the Assamese woman - remains an emblem that will never fade. The golden thread from Muga is endemic to Assam-India’s North-eastern state. In Assam where Muga sericulture was once the primary means of livelihood, the vagaries of climate change have caused a damage difficult to reverse. Down the last 2 decades and more the focus has shifted from the gold of Muga to the reds and browns of lesser fabrics. Summers now are too hot for the Muga worm to survive. It’s too delicate, too unreliable an enterprise. Rising temperatures… together with flood and drought have taken a toll on rearing activity in last few years.
Original Language
Uttar Pradesh, India
Director Bio
A national award winner filmmaker, Anoop Khajuria is a television Producer with over 29 years’ experience in Production, Programming and strong on-air presence Anoop has managed numerous tv shows from innovative initial concepts through development to final production.

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