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Research and Development in Small Industry in Karnataka

This paper primarily probes the nature and dimensions of R and D activities carried out in small-scale industries in Karnataka. Quite a number of small firms are informally engaged in R and D in the region. External factors like competitive pressure, technological change and customer needs have driven most of these firms to undertake R and D to achieve quality improvement, cost efficiency and competitiveness. Thus 'incremental innovations' are the primary feature of R and D in small firms and they spend hardly 1 per cent of their turnover for R and D.

Improving India's Exports Improving India's Exports

India's garment and textile exports are likely to face fresh challenges with the phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement by 2005, as well as several regional trade treaties, such as NAFTA. Strong concerted policy action is needed, following up on the abolition of small-scale industry reservation for the garment sector, to enable it to grow rapidly and provide foreign exchange and employment in the Indian economy.
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