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Role of Small-Scale Industries in Economic-Development

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´╗┐Development Irrigation Pumpsets Industry in Coimbatore Michel Cartillier Industries supplying basic inputs to agriculture play a key role in the strategy of economic develop- ment in India, Adequate supply of water is one of the main inputs required for agricultural development, and the use of power-driven pumps for irrigation is a powerful factor of progress in agriculture, especially in Tamil Nadu, A striking feature of the pump industry is the large number of small-scale enterpises, in and around Coimbatore, manufacturing centrifugal pumps and electric motors, and accounting for a large share of the production of the entire country. A study of this small scale industry is of great interest as this sector contributes to both the industrial and the agricultural development of India.

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