Beedi workers of Solapur

Everyday life is a testament to strength and resilience for the women beedi workers of Solapur. These images capture the essence of their daily routine, the camaraderie among them, and their unwavering spirit in the face of adversity.

On an average each woman makes 1,000 beedis a day. The Maharashtra government has constructed the Beedi Gharkul, a low-cost housing society where most of the beedi workers reside with their families. Others live in one-room accommodations in the neighbourhood. There are banks in the vicinity from where the women collect their earnings.

The contributor is a past district governor of RID 3132.

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