Conflicting Policy Perspectives on Handicrafts Industry in Post Independent India
Handicrafts industry comprises diversified artistic and decorative products portfolio with its large variety and contributes significantly to the national economy by way of both exports and employment generation. The decline of productions of Handicrafts items that started during the British Role continued even in the independent India for lack of adequate support and the invasion of the machine made goods even in the rural areas. The conflicting policies in India’s handicrafts sector can be traced well right from the beginning of the Post Independence Period, which fettered its growth causing loss to human creativity, employments, earnings and exports. Objectives - To investigate the historical perspective of Indian handicrafts during the Pre-British Period, the Period of Colonial Rule and the Post Independence Period. To assess the growth potential of handicrafts, its Problems and to find out the steps taken to promote the sector. Methodology - The present work is a diagnostic study. The sources of data are secondary sources obtained various journals, reports and websites. Data Analysis - The data obtained are processed, interpreted and analysed through numerical calculations and graphically. Conclusion-Handicrafts sector offers enormous prospects for increasing the opportunities for income and employments and plays an important role in the economic development.
Full Text:Full Text
Ahmad, Q.K. & M.U. Ahmad (1985): “A review of rural Non-Farm Economic Activities in Bangladesh” in Mukharjee & Lim (eds.), Development and Diversification of Rural Industries in Asia, APDC, pp. 86-87.
Anjaneyula (1990): “Financial Management in the Cooperative Handloom Industry”, Classical Publishing Company, New Delhi, pp.7.
Ciotti, Manuela (2007): “Ethno-histories behind Local and Global Bazaars: Chronicles of a Chamar weaving community in the Banaras region” Contribution to Indian Sociology, Vol-41, No-3, pp. 343.
Das, C. (2012): “Handloom Industry in Relation To Its Production Organisation: A Socio-Economic Study in Two Districts of West Bengal”, Inter-national Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics & Management, Vol. 2 (4), April, 2012.
Das, C.R. (2007): “Pattern of Growth of Handloom Industry in Districts of West Bengal”, Journal of Economics, Vidyasagar University, Vol. XII, pp. 116-130.
Das, Sudhansu R. (2006): “Cultural Life and Economic Growth”, The Economic Times, 18th March.
Jena, P. K. (2007): “Orissan Handicrafts in the Age of Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities”, Orissa Review, Vol-LXIV, No. 4, November, pp. 16.
Mohapatra, Ramesh Chandra (2005): “Changing Patterns in the Appliqué Crafts of Pipili”, Orissa Review, Vol. -LXII, No.5, December, pp. 6.
Santhanam, K.(2006): “Different Strokes”, The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), 12th Nov.
Saraf, D. N. (1991): “In the journey of craft development: 1941- 1991”, Sampark Publication Division, New Delhi, pp. 52.
Sau, S.N. (2005): “Rural Industrialisation”, Firma KLM Private Ltd., Kolkata.
Scrase, Timothy J. (2003): “Precarious Production: Globalisation and Artisan Labour in the Third World” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 449.
Siddiqui, Rana (2006): “For the Cause of Craft”, The Hindu (Friday Review), 6th Oct.
Solanki, S.S. (2008): “Sustainability of Rural Artisans”, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. XLIII, No.19, pp.26.
Soma Basu (2005): “The Carpet Makers”, The Hindu (Sunday Magazine), 14th Aug.
Stiglitz, Joseph (2002): “Globalisation and its Discontents”, Penguin Publications, pp. 214.
Taori, Kamal (1995): “Entrepreneurship in Decentralised Sector”, Regency Publications, New Delhi, P. - 45.
Thakur, Vijay (2012):“Indian Handicrafts Industry”, Yojana, New Delhi, Feb. 2012, Pp.18 - 20.
Upadhyay, M.N.(1976): Handicrafts of India, Swarajya Printing Works, Sucunderabad.
Verma, D.Y.N. (2010): “Role of Village and Cottage Industries in Economic Transformation: A Study on Handicrafts Industry” in Ahmed, Jaynal Uddin (ed), Development Vision of N E India, Concept Publishing Company, N. Delhi, Pp.126 - 49.
Vijayagopalan, S.(1993): “Economic Status of Handicrafts Artisans”, NCAER, N. Delhi, P. 07
- There are currently no refbacks.
Print Version ISSN 0975-3931
Online Version ISSN 2278-1277