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

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Market and Non-Market Configurations in Rural West Bengal-Local Organisations and Silk Weaving

West Bengal Local Organisations and Silk Weaving Debdas Banerjee The current trend towards a diminished role of the state in third world economic activities including rural development has stimulated a 'new' paradigm which reasserts new opportunities for local organisations and institutions. This is a case study of silk production, a highly labour-intensive activity predominantly dependent on family labour in West Bengal. It examines the forms of organisation, the labour force, and various market and non-market configurations that determine the trend of development with particular reference to the role of local organisations and the state.

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