Less Charming

Farnham, Alan
November 2005
Forbes Asia;11/28/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 8, p74
The article focuses on the action being taken by the Indian government to address the difficulties and challenges faced by flute-playing snake charmers or saperas with animal rights activists and laws prohibiting the trapping of wild species. The average earning of a sapera is 75 rupees a day. The Indian government proposed several career changes for saperas including barefoot conservation educator, provider of health services and wedding entertainer. The government has extended microloans to 17 sapera families, enabling them to start the career changes and other small businesses.


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