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

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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.

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