September 30, 2019


Ajitha M

Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, St.Jerome’s College of Arts and Science Anandhanadarkudy, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.


Handloom is an important cottage industry of our country and it is an important key for cultural heritage of Tamilnadu. It is the pioneer state in India in the field of textile industry including handloom sector, power loom sector and mill sector. Tamil Nadu is the 4th largest industry in the country. The state has identified twenty two locations to establish handloom clusters with financial assistance from the centre. There are about 2388 co-operative societies; out of which only about 1393 are in working condition. Out of 1393 cooperative societies, 1125 are cotton primary weavers cooperative societies, 170 are industrial weavers’ cooperative societies and 98are primary silk weavers’ cooperative societies. In Tamil Nadu, there are more than 3 lakh families involving in handloom weaving. In comparison with other traditional rural sectors, handloom weaving is a full-time family profession, involving all the members of the family. The handloom industry plays an important role in the development socio-economic conditions of women in the study area and the important objectives of this study is to know about the various schemes for handloom industries and to analyse the problems faced by women handloom weavers in Nagercoil.


handloom industry, development schemes, kanyakumari district.


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To cite this article

Ajitha, M. (2019). Problems Faced by Women Handloom Weavers in Nagercoil. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 2(3), 37-42.

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