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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 901) Last page : ( 904)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00151.1

A Study on Cane and Bamboo Handicraft Industry in North-East India

Phukan Mridusmita*

Department of Anthropology, Lakhimpur Kendriya Mahavidyalaya, Lakhimpur-787032, Assam, India

*Corresponding Author Email: mridu2807@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.


India's North Eastern Region where Bamboo plants are abundant and generate some jobs and economic well-being for villagers while contributing to some rural development. Yet, the cane and bamboo sector remains underdeveloped despite growing international markets for cane and bamboo products, and the existence and/or creation of several government and non-government agencies in India for developing cane and bamboo economies in North Eastern Region. Lack of technological innovations along with inadequate policy support has resulted in the steady stagnation of this industry. The bamboo handicraft sector is under immense pressure as far as the artisans are concerned mainly due to its unorganized stature along with the additional inhibitors, viz. poor development indicators and indices, low capital, poor exposure to new technologies, absence of market intelligence, presence of the formal and non-viable informal sector, lack of a proper institutional and organisational arrangements, significant policy support for the industrial upliftment, and adequate appropriate policy support for the social development, social protection and social security of the traditional artisans in the south Indian states. The present study indicates that development of efficient marketing channels and the problems of the handicraft industry.



Handicraft industry, Marketing, Government Initiatives and Interventions.


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