MARKETING PROBLEMS AND SUICIDES OF THE HANDLOOM WEAVERS-A STUDY IN KADAPA DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH By Dr. S.Babu Praveen Kumar[1]

Abstract

Weaving is an ancient art of making cloth and other fabrics and the Indians have been expert of weaving since the ancient period.Apart from weaving, people in the Indian villages are also involved in other occupations like dying, designing, etc. Weaving in Indian villages is one of those rare assets for which India can feel proud of. Handloom industry, the largest segment in the unorganized sector, plays a vital role in India’s socio-economic development. The struggle of the community was symbolised through the charkha. But today, despite being a 5000- year old vocation and receiving great political importance, weavers continue to suffer a life of despair, poverty and agony.

Assistant Professor, Dept of Education, Sree Rama College of Education

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