Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has benefited from a body of research spanning decades, despite an ongoing lack of understanding and statistical data for the sector.

The Sixth EC proposes to provide up to date information on number of establishments and number of persons employed therein, activity wise, of all the sectors (excluding crop production, plantation, public administration, defence and compulsory social security) of the country including their distribution at all-India, State, district, and at vill

The new State Industrial Policy-2016 aims to attract substantial investment in industry for production of goods and services and employment generation through optimal utilization of the available resources including human resources.

The Gujarat government has announced this first-ever ‘Cottage and Rural Industries Policy-2016’ with emphasis on building an ecosystem to boost the industry and to provide more employment opportunities to the artisans engaged in traditional crafts. With the increasing demand for compliance with environmental standards, the State Government would strive to develop and promote environment friendly arts and crafts that would utilize available natural resources in a sustainable manner and use environmental friendly production processes.

Increasing the forest and vegetation covers could mitigate the global warming and its allied problems. In this study, Bambusa vulgaris raised in 3/4 of an acre of a farm land in Aaarupatti village of Dharmangalam Taluk of Salem District in Tamil Nadu, India mustered profit for a farmer. The trained farmer planted 111 seedlings during 2004 and obtained 1050 culms with the net income of Rs. 52, 500 per annum. This was made possible as the Forestry Extension Centre, Salem District trained the farmer for bamboo cultivation and also educated about its utility value.

Pashmina, popularly known as 'Cashmere' is well known for its fineness, warmth, softness, desirable aesthetic value, elegance and timelessness in fashion. It is most luxurious, softer and warmer than superfine merino wool. India produces abouut 40-50 tonnes of fibre annually.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sureshbhai Keshavbhai Waghvankar Ors Vs State of Gujarat Ors on making of idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses by using Plaster of Paris dated 09/05/2013.

This report speaks directly to governments involved in development of the global treaty on mercury.

This document has been produced to educate policy makers, miners and civil society about available technologies and approaches for reducing, and ultimately eliminating mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).

Since centuries, the handicraft industry is running successfully in Kashmir. Among handicrafts, shawl industry has gained popularity all over the world for the way these shawls are being prepared. Shawl making in Kashmir is an age old practice overe which the artisans have expertise themselves over generations. In this paper, the processing of Pashmina from fibre to the final product (shawl) right from harvesting up to finishing is presented in detail.