Warangal Urban: The winter season is opening up employment opportunities for people of other states and countries in Warangal. Every year, Tibetan refugees come here to sell woollen clothes. They stay in the city from October to January.
The Tibetans have set up stalls in Hanamkonda Chowrastha opposite Ashoka theatre, near MGM hospital and about 25 other centres. They have been coming to Warangal since the past 20 years.
People from Karnataka, Rajasthan, North-eastern states and also from Nepal come here to set up stalls to sell winter wear. The material is imported from Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Nepal.
The Tibetan market offers a variety of sweaters, jackets, shawls, gloves, scarves and coats at affordable prices. The Tibetan market has become a one stop shopping centre during winter for the citizens gearing up for the winter season.
“People prefer quality items in winter clothes. The youth prefer new trends and designs. We have winter wear for everyone from small children to elders. I come here every year to sell these clothes,” said Kunchok Chomphel from Tibet.
“Everyone in our family buys winter clothes from this Tibetan woolen market every year. The clothes are of very good quality and design and the price are also reasonable,” said Puja Battula, who bought sweaters for her son.
Even though they say the business is yet to pick up this year, business in lakhs of rupees is carried out during these four months. Those who are hired by these Tibetans are being paid Rs 10,000 per month. The sellers have put fixed prices on the garments....