Chirala is famous for textile business specially for hand loom weaving. Source of livelihood for thousands of weavers. Independent weavers and also working as daily wage workers.
Weavers and their families suffer from a range of health issues. They suffer from backache and poor eyesight as they work in dark dingy places sitting continuously for eight to nine hours. As most of the looms are situated in a house where there is no adequate light and ventilation, it results in weavers being afflicted by weak eyesight and serious respiratory ailments, shortness of breath, cough and wheezing due to allergic reaction to dust and fungi in cotton fibres.