Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti (MSS) based in Wardha, Maharashtra, is a non-governmental organization that started in 2003, which aims to empower the women community from the rural areas of the district while restoring traditional crafts of Indian culture. It supports self-help groups and micro-enterprises that rest on eco-friendly means, run by women. The institute runs a historical museum named Magan Sangrahalaya, the only museum in India founded by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1938, dedicated to the artisans of India. Khadi making is one of the major occupations of the people employed here.
MSS has been regarded for their development of new techniques of natural dyeing and recycling the effluents of a natural dyeing unit, by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, which has taken the unit a long way in their eco-friendly operations run. Hence the textile unit of MSS could replace the chemical dyes, a major health hazard for artisans working in the textile units, and a potential environmental pollutant, with organic dyes of 200 hues derived from local forest produce. Also, they introduced a new technique of fresh leaf printing, as a low-cost alternative to block printing. This is practiced under the training and guidance of Mr. Mukesh Lutade, Director of Khadi and Natural Dyeing Department at Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti.
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