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1985 Textile Policy-End of Handloom Industry

1985 Textile Policy End of Handloom Industry L C Jain THE 1985 textile policy has thrust upon Rajiv Gandhi the dubious distinction of becoming the first Prime Minister of independent India to preside over the liquidation of the handloom industry which has been intimately woven into the history of India's freedom struggle and her crusade against underemployment in the post- independence period.

Hand-Printing Is Dying-Impact of Indiscriminate Mechanisation

A review of the hand-printing industry in the post-independence period shows that a chronic mismatch between policy and implementation has frustrated the attainment of the triple objectives of employment, exports and equity. Every intervention planned by government to provide relief to the hand-printers by restricting mill printing has been resolutely frustrated by the implementation machinery.

Handlooms Face Liquidation-Powerlooms Mock at Yojana Bhavan

A substantial portion of powerloom production of cloth, it is well known, is shown as handloom production. This is not an innocent error; it is a smoke-screen for concealing the cannibalisation of hand- looms by powerlooms. The resultant loss of employment in weavers' households is unimaginable; and one-half of those who lose their jobs are women since women engage in pre-weaving processes and, in certain areas, in weaving as well.

Textile Policy Set to Annihilate Employment in Woollen Cottage Industry-Test Case for New Technology Policy

Textile Policy Set to Annihilate Employment in Woollen Cottage Industry Test Case for New Technology Policy L C Jain THE woollen industry policy of the government, as contained in the latest Textile Policy, is anti-employment, anti- poor and an affront to the new Technology Policy.

Emancipation of Scheduled Castes and Tribes Some Suggestions

Emancipation of Scheduled Castes and Tribes: Some Suggestions L C Jain An overwhelming majority of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in India labour wider acute social and economic disabilities, Drawing heavily from the latest Report of the Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and of the Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, this article details the crucial factors that have contributed to these disabilities

Development of Decentralised Industries-A Review and Some Suggestions

A Review and Some Suggestions L C Jain This paper discusses some policy and programme measures necessary for the fuller development of decentralised industries. The paper is in three parts.

Integrated Industrialisation of Non-Metropolitan Areas

In almost every developing country, there is already a planning process and machinery at work. Metropolitan areas have developed and exercise considerable, almost decisive, influence over policies, plans, programmes and allocation of scarce financial foreign exchange, manpower and other measures. This paper argues that the developing countries should reorient their industrialisation goals and priorities; give highest priority to the use of all the available labour; revise plan allocations in accordance with this objective; reassign available technical skills from the urban to the rural areas; and adopt a central-decentral type of authority with an effective system of support and communication from one to the other to ensure unity of purpose and synchronisation between both planning and implementation from above and below, and a greater use of iterative planning.


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