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Comparative Economics of Dharmavaram Handloom Weavers- A Study in Anantapur District




Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 211-217
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Vanamala Saroja1, C.P. Gracy1 and B.L. Chidananda2
1Department of Agricultural Marketing, Cooperation and Business Management and 2Departemnt of Animal Sciences
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore-560 065 (Karnataka)
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The study is based on primary data from 70 handloom weavers. Four types of weavers were identified viz., independent, master weavers, weavers under master and weavers under dani. The net income per annum was more for weaver under dani (`144107) as compared to independent weaver (`128763). Weaver under master weavers worked as skilled labourers who earned on per piece basis. The net income of master weavers operating large units was higher compared to medium and small units. The per day net earnings was `400 for weaver under dani’s followed by independent weaver (`357) and weaver under master weaver (`336).

Handloom, socio-economics, weavers.

JEL Codes
C81, D23, D61.

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