• Sultanpur
  • Moonj Products

    Moonj Products

    Around 1.5 lakh people are engaged in working with material made of moonj in the district. It is used for making a variety of products including ropes, weaved cots, etc. Rope Weaved cots are ready to use and give remarkable traditional and ethnic look also. These cots are easily portable, storable and durable. This is a domestic cottage industry. Moonj products are made without using any advanced equipment or technical knowledge. Around 2 to 3 kilogram of badh is made by each worker every day. On an average, 3 to 3.5 lakh quintal badh is produced per month.


    Sultanpur is a city in Uttar Pradesh located on the right banks of the River Gomti and is a part of Faizabad Division. Although the area has been part of successive North Indian kingdoms through centuries, the recorded history of the city began in the colonial times. It is considered as a center of Hindu and Buddhist culture. Places of interest in Sultanpur are Victoria Manzil, Christ Church and Chimanlal Park. The city has a large number of temples and palaces.

    The only sugar mill in the district is Kishan Sahakari Chini Mill Ltd. under the control of government of Uttar Pradesh. As the demand of sugar in the national and international market is increasing day by day, future prospects of the industry appears to be very promising.

    However the cluster of artisans engaged in making of ropes from locally available grass known as Moonj is flourishing day by day. Moonj grass is found in abundance in some parts of UP. Sultanpur is one of them. This natural fibre is used to make domestic and daily household products. Rope weaving in itself is a traditional practice of India; the locals started using the grass to weave traditional baskets, ropes and woven cots etc. Coiling a few strands of semi dried Moonj grass creating a radial pattern or folding it in specific parameters to crate various useful products. Finally the ropes and woven cots are closely tied with jute thread to ensure the structure is in place.

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