A Study of Quality of Work Life of Weavers under Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (IHCDS)

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume II, Issue II, February 2018 | ISSN 2454-6186

A Study of Quality of Work Life of Weavers under Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (IHCDS)

Katta Rama Mohana Rao1, Kakumanu Kiran Kumar2

  Professor, Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, India
2 Research Scholar, Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Andhra University, India

Abstract – Handloom industry is the largest cottage industry providing widest avenues for employment opportunities, next to agriculture, prime thrust has been given to implementation of schemes for promotion and development of handloom sectors. From the beginning, co-operative has been considered to be the ideal infrastructural institution for implementation of various schemes for development of decentralized cottage industry like handlooms. Almost all schemes are therefore formulated co-operative oriented. Emphasis has also been laid upon formation of co-operatives with handloom weavers. The challenges in this sector include inadequate training for Upgradation of skills, unorganized structure, weak financial base of the weavers etc. But the major and fundamental challenges are lack of innovative designs and inadequate fashion marketing. However, the weavers face a number of challenges which affect their livelihood and overall wellbeing. The present study focused on the quality work life on Integrated Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (IHCDS) of the handloom weavers in Andhra Pradesh district, India.

Keywords- quality, handloom, work, weavers, life

I. INTRODUCTION

The handloom sector embodies the rich traditional, historical and cultural diversity that distinguishes India from the rest of the world. It has been sustained by transferring skills from one generation to another (Mamta Chaudhary et al. 2015). The handloom industry is one of the oldest cottage industries in India diffused widely through the country. It is the part of Indian culture and tradition. The artisans of India are famous for hand spinning, hand printing and hand typing. They are accustomed to the art of weaving as a hereditary occupation. The industry transcends sectarian linguistic and communal barriers.

The main objective of the study is to analyze the quality of work life of the weavers covered under handloom cluster scheme of Andhra Pradesh, India.

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