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 handloom sector has been continuously denied public funds. An analysis of budgetary allocations since 1997-98 shows that the handloom sector funding has not kept up with costs of production, and inflationary increases during the period.

The Handlooms (Reservation of Article for Production) Act dated 29.3.1985 was enacted by the Government of India with a view to protect interest of millions of Handloom Weavers and rich cultural heritage of the country from the encroachment on their livelihood by Powerlooms/Mill Sector.

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.

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.

The present survey is the 12th in the series of “Quarterly Quick Employment Surveys” conducted by the Bureau to assess the impact of economic slowdown on employment in India. The survey was conducted in the month of October & November, 2011 and covers the period July-September, 2011.

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

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