Socio-economic position of handloom households in India

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Gunti Amaravathi, Dr. B. Balanagalakshmi



The handloom industry in India is one of the largest unorganized sectors and provides huge employment directly and indirectly after agriculture. It is distributed all over the country and highly concentrated in rural areas.  The handloom sector is extremely concentrated in northeastern, southern, and eastern states. This paper is mainly concentrated on the involvement of different communities, housing status, income levels, and education levels to know the socioeconomic position and the prevailing situation of the handloom industry in India.  This paper is examined based on secondary data. Most of the handloom workers’ housing status, education level, and earning capacity are very poor.  


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Gunti Amaravathi, Dr. B. Balanagalakshmi