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Economics of Handloom Industry

M. Lakshmi Narasaiah (Author)
Synopsis In spite of the pre-eminent position enjoyed by the handloom industry in the Andhra Pradesh State’s economy and the statutory protection extended by the Government at the center, the handloom industry in the state is not free from handicaps. Though the contribution of the state handlooms to the Indian culture as well as to the national exchequer presents a rosy picture, an insight into the socio-economic and working conditions of the weavers the human factor constituting the Kernel of the problem-leaves much to be desired. The fruits of the industry and actually grabbed by the usurious money lenders and exortionate middlemen. A pilot study conducted in a few parts has brought to a focus, in fact, that a majority of the weavers are not conscious about their profession and are averse to their current activity. However, they are continuing in the profession, not because they like it but because they have no other way out. The chief aim of the study is no make a factual contribution to the existing stream of knowledge about the economic and social conditions of the weaving communities. This apart of the study hopes to provide academic insight into the actual problems faced by the handloom industry in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh State.
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About the author

M. Lakshmi Narasaiah

Dr. M. Lakshmi Narasaiah, has been working as Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University Post-Graduate Centre, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. He is a Post-Graduate in Economics and has secured first rank. He has received Ph.D., Degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, in 1987. He has worked as UGC JRF and UGC SRF. Starting his professional career as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, he has been actively engaged in teaching and research for the past twenty years. He was associated with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Planning Department in the center for planning and Development studies projects. He has extensively travelled abroad. He has to his credit 175 research papers published in reputed National and International Journals, a large number of book reviews and seminar papers besides supervising M.Phil., and Ph.D., studies. He is also working on number of research projects. He has frequently participated in national and international conference. He is author of 27 books. Prof. M. Lakshmi Narasaiah is a member of large number of national and international associations and is associated with academic in several universities and professional organization. He has been acting as a member of the "Review Committee" he various international economic journals.

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Title Economics of Handloom Industry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188836249
length vi+97p., Figures; Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.