ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Poverty and Common Property Resources-Case Study of a Rope Making Industry

Case Study of a Rope Making Industry Alok Johri N Krishnakumar There is a growing awareness of the significant role played by Common Property Resources (CPR) in income and employment generation among the rural poor Recent literature has focused on attempts to harness these resources for poverty alleviation programmes as well as the progressive usurpation of these resources by the state. This paper is a study of the rope making industry of the villages of Saharanpur district, UR The proposition that producers in cottage industries are chained to their poverty by the inefficient technology in use is clearly validated by the evidence from this industry.

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