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Sri Lankan Exports to India

Since the Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Trade Agreement came into existence in March 2000, Sri Lankan export to India has registered a sharp increase. A disaggregated analysis shows however, an unevenness which indicates the need for smoothening the trade process and regulations.

Textiles: New Vistas for Tirupur

The Indo-Italian Chamber has conceived of a project to initiate creative cooperation between the textile industries in the two countries. A particular focus is the textile cluster in Tirupur where a service centre has been planned bringing in the expertise of the fashion-led Italian textile industry.

Lament for Horse Carriages

Ripping the Fabric: The Decline of Mumbai and Its Mills by Darryl D’Monte; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2002; pp 290, Rs 595.

Right to Raw Materials: Question of Hank Yarn

Handloom weaving provides a major source of livelihood for lakhs of people in rural and urban areas and the handloom sector's entitlements - to raw materials, credit and markets - must be met and any government policy on textiles has to be based on a clear understanding of these continuing requirements.

Murder in the Mills

I have plagiarised the title of T S Eliot’s drama Murder in the Cathedral because of its broad commonalty in the theme with the book under review. In a misfeasance moment, King Henry instigated the murder of Archbishop Becket who was one of the pillars of the realm. Similarly in pursuance of a misconceived theology, the government of India unwittingly killed the cotton mill industry, which was one of the foundations of India’s economy. The only difference was that Becket died swiftly, dispatched by the sword, in his cathedral. The mill industry, on the other hand, was progressively crushed by the steady piling of the diktats of the Congress-controlled state. It amounted to murder nonetheless.

Indian Textile Industry:Stifled by Warped Policies

The Indian textile industry is too fragmented and obsolete to benefit from the market openings which will follow the elimination of quota restraints. Evasion of excise duty is the basis of competitive advantage in the domestic textile industry, and this has driven the better units in the organised sector away from the domestic market into exports. But exporting units are vulnerable if they are deprived of access to the domestic market. It may be too late for government to untangle the knots it has created, but at least the 2002-03 budget proposals are a step in the right direction.

Work Organisation and Employment Contracts

In this paper we have examined the impact of technological modernisation on the contractual relationships between the workers and their union and the management within a firm. This calls for an examination of the internal organisation of the firm as a nexus of several treaties among its active agents. These treaties are likely to change with the changes in the production technology. Our study relates to some selected organised textile firms in India.

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