Cluster Detail
Uttarkhand     Dehradun     Pipalkati



A cluster is defined as a geographic concentration(a city/town/few adjacent villages and their adjoining areas)of units producing near similar products and facing common opportunities and threats.An artisan cluster is defined as geographically concentrated (mostly in villages/townships)household units producing handicraft/handloom products.In a typical cluster, such producers often belong to a traditional community, producing the long-established products for generations. Indeed, many artisan clusters are centuries old Artisan.


About Pipalkati Cluster:-

Pipalkati Cluster falls under Uttarkhand State in Dehradun district.

The Pipalkati cluster is able to form 300 plus Artisans & 12 SHGs supporting the strong work force.The mobilisation gains momentum day by day.





Grass, Leaf, Reed and Fiber:-

Grass Leaf Wok in Moringa seeds, Moringa Leaf Powder,Moringa Oil, Indian Origin Herbs, Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils, Tree Seeds, Bamboo seeds, Forest seeds Moringa oil, kaunch seeds, Eucalyptus oil, Amla oil, Tulsi Oil, Rosemary oil, Agarwood oil, Rose oil Mentha oil, Mint Oil, Tagetus oil, Ajowain Oil, Chamomile Oil, Annie seed oil, Lavender Oil.

Boats and outriggers are also prepared which involves lot of manual labor and skilled art. Today there is great demand of fashionable coconut jewelry along with decorative items such as masks, bags, candle stands, purses etc.The subtropical region of Asia, specially India, Bangladesh and China is most popular for Jute. Jute craft is most popular in this region and is derived from the fibre of a reed like plant. The warm humid climate of West Bengal with plenty of rainfall is best suited for this plant. The plant grows to a height of 3-4 meters and takes upto six months to mature. Jute is the second most popular natural plant fibre and is available in abundance.

Once the plant is ready for harvesting, it is cut very close to the ground and left in the ground for a day or two when the leaves fall off. The cut plant is then absorbed and dipped in water to separate the fibre from the plant. This process is known as retting. The, thus separated Jute is dried and given various forms. The fiber is knit into threads. Sometimes the threads are weaved to make rags and cloths. The cleaned fibre, the threads and the rags all are used to make beautiful craft products like the bags, rags, carpets, hangings, footwear, coasters, jewelry, show pieces, etc. Some very fine quality jute is also used to make furnishing material and dresses.


Raw Materials Used :-

The villages of Uttarkhand are full of Palm trees, coconut, date and Palmyra. Palm is the major source of raw material for preparing baskets and related products. Other raw materials like bamboo, cane, grasses, fibers and reeds are also used in making baskets, thatch, ropes, mats and many other things.



The jute fiber comes from the stem and ribbon (outer skin) of the jute plant. The fibers are first extracted by retting. The retting process consists of bundling jute stems together and immersing them in low, running water. There are two types of retting: stem and ribbon. After the retting process, stripping begins. Women and children usually do this job. In the stripping process, non-fibrous matter is scraped off, then the workers dig in and grab the fibers from within the jute stem.

Jute bags are used for making fashion bags & promotional bags. The eco-friendly nature of jute makes its ideal for corporate gifting.

Jute floor coverings consist of woven and tufted and piled carpets. Jute Mats and matting’s with 5 / 6 mts width and of continuous length are easily being woven in Southern parts of India, in solid and fancy shades, and in different weaves like, Boucle, Panama, Herringbone, etc.Jute Mats & Rugs are made both through Power loom & Handloom, in large volume from Kerala, India. The traditional Satranji mat is becoming very popular in home décor.Jute non-wovens and composites can be used for underlay, linoleum substrate, and more.
Thus, jute is the most environment-friendly fibre starting from the seed to expired fibre, as the expired fibres can be recycled more than once.



The practical course is to introduce modernization of technique and improve the skills and make the worker capable of enhancing his productivity and his earnings so as to enable him to meet at least the basic necessities of life and come out of the clutches of poverty within reasonable time.





How to reach:-

Jolly Grant located at Dehradun is the nearest airport that connects Pipalkati  to the other parts of the country. The aerodrome is located at a distance of about 286 kms from Pipalkati . Kingfisher Airlines is the only air carrier that operates to and from Delhi and Dehradun. After de boarding from the air carrier, you can take a taxi or bus which would take you directly to Pipalkati . Reaching Pipalkati  by rail would require tourist to de board at the Haridwar Junction in Uttarakhand. The railways station is about 293 kms away from Pipalkati . There are regular trains that connect Haridwar to important cities of India, such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Chennai.On the road to Badrinath, about 16 kms off NH 58 lies Pipalkati . From Delhi, tourist can start on NH 24 directing towards Mohan Nagar. From Mohan Nagar, take the NH 58 and drive straight crossing till Joshimath via Meerut, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devaprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandprayag, Chamoli and Pipalkoti. At Joshimath, take the local road going southwards and you would reach Pipalkati .




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