This paper addresses the mass supply and use of butterflies for live exhibits, discusses the risks to biodiversity which this creates, and the educational opportunities it presents. Over the past 30 years a new type of insect zoo has become popular worldwide: the butterfly house. This has given rise to the global Butterfly House Industry (BHI) based on the mass production of butterfly pupae as a cash crop. Production is largely carried out by privately-owned butterfly farms in tropical countries, notably Central America and Southeast Asia.

Handloom is much more sustainable than common views and standard government policies recognise. Instead of a linear migration out of weaving into other forms of livelihood, weaving communities show a more strategic mobility - flexibly departing from and again returning to weaving, depending on circumstances. This mobility can be traced in weavers' discourses about their vulnerabilities and aspirations.

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.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) make-up the overwhelming majority (approximately 98%) of all enterprises in most countries, including Bhutan.

Over the recent past, Geographical Indications (GIs) have emerged as a significant form of intellectual property rights in the Indian context. In view of the commercial potential of handicrafts, adequate legal measures of GIs becomes necessary to prevent their unauthorized utilization.

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The bamboo sector to serve as an eco-friendly source of goods & services and livelihood to millions of people in India including the challenges and efforts to be undertaken in this direction has been discussed in detail in this paper.

Orissa schools and colleges to buy handloom fabric cotton and silk fabrics from the handlooms of Orissa are prized across the country for their fine weaves but most weavers in the state earn very little. To improve their income, the state

This paper covers different plants used in traditional cottage industries of rural. These 20 plants of 12 angiospermic families were reported after a number of randomly visits of various rural areas of Pilibhit district of UP. Plant parts used for making different baskets, ropes, threads, bags, mats, etc were listed accordingly.

Bidi is a leaf-rolled cigarette made of coarse, uncured tobacco, tied with a string at one end. Bidis (beedis or biris) dominate the smoking market of India

Pankaj Sekhsaria finds out why handloom is viable