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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1175-1182

Study on Market and Income Profiles of Traditional Bandha Weavers for Livelihood Generation in Cuttack District of Odisha, India
Shubhasri Sahoo¹*, Pranati Dasand Bibhuti Prasad Mohapatra2
¹Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Community Science, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India
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Handloom has long association with tradition and culture of India. The unique Bandha design and Bandha weaving were the traditional and principal occupation of Bandha weavers of Odisha for their livelihood.Keeping in view the above facts, present study was carried out in Cuttack district of Odisha to assess the economic conditions of Bandha weavers. A total of 153 respondents were interviewed from three villages for data collection by using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. It was observed that 21.57% of weavers sell their terminal products directly, 16.34% through master weavers and 8.5% through weavers co-operative society mainly. They were facing constraints in marketing. Majority (50.33%) of weavers had monthly income within Rs.5000/ and 39.22% had Rs.5001/ to Rs.10000/.Majority(59.48%) of weavers had availed credit from various credit sources.54.95% had availed credit up to Rs.40000/- only and 34.07% had Rs.40001/-Rs.80000/.It indicated that they need adequate financial support for weaving to improve their livelihood system. Some recommendations were forwarded to Govt. for sustainability of indigenous Bandha design and Bandha weaving as well as improvement in livelihood system of Bandha weavers in the costal part of Odisha.

Keywords: Handloom, Bandha, Bandha weavers, Marketing, Income profile, Indebtedness

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Shubhasri Sahoo, Pranati Das and Bibhuti Prasad Mohapatra. 2020. Study on Market and Income Profiles of Traditional Bandha Weavers for Livelihood Generation in Cuttack District of Odisha, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1175-1182. doi:
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