Natural Resources

Located on the Malwa plateau, the major natural resource at Chanderi is sandstone which is quarried in its hinterlands.  Wood from the forests in the vicinity is another source of income for the area but unchecked deforestation and over-grazing has led to serious depletion of the forest cover. Among other forest resources, are bamboo, gum, […]

Flora and Fauna

With the largest forest cover among all the five tehsils of the Ashoknagar district, Chanderi is a place rich in both flora and fauna. Teak, Sal and Bamboo are the main indigenous species of the region. The forest also provides shelter and essential habitat for a wide range of wildlife. However, in recent years, the […]

Arts and crafts

Today, as also in the times past, the mention of Chanderi brings to mind not the town but the fine, silken fabric woven here. With a loom in virtually every home, weaving is literally the heartbeat of the town; the streets reverberating with the incessant beats of the khatka. The fortunes of Chanderi have always […]

Bamboo Weaving

Raw material for the products is procured locally from the forest which lies in vicinity of the town. Bamboo is abundant during the rainy season, which is when most of the weaving is done. Bamboo is the traditional occupation of the Bansors. Products Baskets Fans Sieves Brooms Vases Mats