Kalamkari Artisans Revival and
Upsurge for National Acclaim
KARUNA was initiated by RAMANARPANAM TRUST to Federate the different Kalamkari units co-existing in Srikalahasthi. Over 300 artists and their families were brought onto this single platform to enable the implementation of a Government sponsored programme under the aegis of the DRDA, Chittoor, AP. Rising to the challenging task of uniting an oppressed community of artists, efforts have been made to facilitate processes for a coordinated execution of a close to Rs.3.5 Crores project for the “Development of Kalamkari Clusters at Srikalahasthi”. The artists would directly access and manage the funds.