NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 11

Summary No-03
Profile of the Student:
Name: Ankit Singh Chauhan
Degree Programme: M.Sc.
University/ Institute: School of Ecology & Environment Studies, Nalanda University
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: Amitabh Mohan
Designation: AGM
Department: DOS & Rajbhasha Prabhag
Name of Regional Office: Bihar (Patna)
Objectives of the Study:
i. To visualize the state environment for weaving segment by observation the socio-economic status of
the weavers
ii. To present production situation, require and supply gaps, appropriateness of techniques and tools
used, appropriateness and relevance of designs in recognize of supermarket
iii. To know present skill level and availability, strength of the fabric produced for both domestic and
export supermarket
iv. To ascertain critical backward and forward linkages, availability of credit for weavers.
Sample Size:
Total 200 (80 fromNepura and Amirganj, 40 fromManpur & 80 from Puraini villages of Nalanda, Gaya
and Bhagalpur districts respectively). Most of the weavers are in the age-group of 24 to 50 years.
The sample in each district was spread over a number of villages. Data were also collected through
several in-depth interviews among the stakeholders viz. legislature officials from the District Industry
Centre including General Managers, people from the banking segment overseeing the execution of
credit plan, representatives of the District Chamber of Commerce, traders, office-bearers of the Primary
Weavers Cooperative Societies, modern experts associated with government owned weavers training
centres and processing units, etc.
Research Methodology:
For the study of credit support to the handloom weavers, structured questionnaire as developed for the
handloom weavers keeping in view the objective of the study. Similarly structured questionnaire were
developed and finalized to get optimum result. All the set questionnaires and information were analysed
to arrive at findings keeping in view the objectives of the study.
Data was brought together both over primary and secondary sources and through quantitative and
qualitative methods. Primary data was collected from the weavers, the community and the stakeholders,
at the same time the secondary data was collected frompublished and unpublished sources, over relevant
websites, webpage etc. The quantitative data was especially collected by interviewing 200 weavers and
major stakeholders such as traders (mahajans) and weaver’s cooperative societies.
Major Observations / Findings:
TheHandloomSector is awell known of the largest unorganized financial activities afterwards agriculture
and constitutes a basic part of the sub urban and semi rural livelihood.
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