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COVID-19 forces Jaipur's Kundan-Meena Jewellery smiths to look for other jobs

Besides its wondrous monuments, ancient temples and vibrant culture, the city of Jaipur is well known all across the world for its legacy of homegrown artisans who excel in the craft of minting a wide array of jewellery by the Kundan-Meena. However, the surge in the gold prices and the outbreak of a global pandemic has hit this domestic industry with a brute force, diminishing the demand and opportunity of growth. As a direct consequence, a forced attrition has hit the industry and most artisans have resorted to other means of living, from selling sarees to driving cabs.

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