Performance And Issues Of Handloom Units : A Case Study Of Glubarga District

  • Rachappa . Research Scholar Department of Studies and Research in Commerce Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi
  • M.P. Naik Associate Professor and Principal Government First Grade College, Vijayapura
Keywords: Economy, Employment, Handloom, Performance, Problems and Textile


The handloom industry is the oldest and the most widely spread rural industry in India. This industry plays significant role in growth and development of economy of our country. Handloom industries not only create employment opportunities and proper utilisation of raw materials but also contribute in the national income and removal of regional imbalances. These industries are not only producing goods but also supplying ancillary goods to large industries. The sector is playing a prominent role in ensuring the inclusive growth and regional balance. Besides, the sector is facing brunt in the form of competition from power loom and mill sector, opened opportunities due to improved technology, collaborations government intervention. In this, view, the present paper has made an attempt to evaluate the performance o f handlooms and explore the various problems faced by handloom units.  A structured questionnaire is administered and survey has been conducted involving a sample of 300 handlooms. The statistical results of this study show that performance and problems of handloom units.


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