NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 23

Summary No-08
Profile of the Student:
Name: Tanya Khan
Degree Programme : Integrated MBA
University / Institute: Department of Management, BIT Mesra,Ranchi
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: Pinaki De
Designation: AGM
Department: Not Available
Name of Regional Office: West Bengal (Kolkata)
Objectives of the Study:
i. To study the status, problems and prospects of the handloom sector in the district.
ii. Assessing the working and marketing model of weavers working independently/working through
the master craftsman/weaver society and/or other private institutions.
iii. Exploring the opportunities of promoting activity based Joint Liability Groups/cluster amongst
iv. Making weavers acceptable clients to formal financial institutions-efforts required for uninterrupted
formal credit flow.
v. Improving poor ergonomics and working conditions so as to attract new generation to weaving.
vi. Explore technology and IT interventions for business growth and employment generation.
Sample Size:
The size of the sample is 150 (approx.). For Bishnupur there were 88 samples and for
Fulia there were 55 samples.
This study is limited to the weavers within Fulia (Nadia), Bankura (Bishnupur) of West Bengal.
The study will be able to reveal the problems, needs of the handloom weavers regarding the credit
support given to them by the district co-operative banks.
Research Methodology:
i. Semi structured interviews with the Weavers/Master Crafts man
ii. Interaction with the Govt. officials
iii. Interaction with the authorities of Tantuja, the Apex Society and other handloom officials
iv Interaction with the Bank officials
v. Interaction with FAB India authorities/ other private entrepreneurs
vi. Collection of data from banks/ Govt. Deptt.
Mainly two kinds of data viz Primary & Secondary were collected from the available sources. The sources
for collecting primary data were Questionnaire, Personal observation & Face- to- Face Interviews .
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