NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 25

Summary No-09
Profile of the Student:
Name: Jetti Vidya
Degree Programme: M.A.(Rural Development and Governance)
University/ Institute: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: V. Sudhakar Gupta
Designation: DGM
Department: Not Available
Name of Regional Office: Telangana (Hyderabad)
Objectives of the Study:
• To study the profile of handloom weavers in Telangana – in cooperative fold, outside cooperative
fold (individuals, wage workers), etc.
• Interview selected handloom cooperatives and weavers outside the cooperative fold to include their
perspective on the efficiency and appropriateness of the credit sanctioning mechanism, and the
problems they face in accessing the required credit
• Suggest recommendations to improve access to credit weavers both within and outside the
cooperative fold
Sample State/ Distt/ Blocks/ Villages: (i) District-Warangal (Village- Hanamakonda, Desaipeta,
Shyampeta, Janagon, Bachanapeta & Athmakur (ii) Nalagonda (Choutuppal, Pochampally, Veylanki
& Koyallagudem (iii) Medak (Siddipet, Dhubbaka & Jogipet (iv) Mahbubnagar (Aragida, Narayanapet,
Rajole, Alampur & Gadwal)
Sample size: 20 weavers per district with a mixture of both cooperative fold and non-cooperative fold.
Research Methodology:
• Collection of primary data was carried out through Qualitative Research Methods using semi
structured interviews with both close ended and open ended questions and focus group discussions
• Data was collected from Assistant Director of Handlooms and Textiles office, District Cooperative
Central Banks, Commercial banks, RRB’s, societies, master weavers and individuals
• Interviews and interaction had been carried out with individual weavers, SHG members, JLG
members, society members and master weavers
Major Findings:
• Based on the Primary data collected, amount released under RRR package has reached all the
eligible individuals and the cooperative societies as envisaged under the scheme
• Those who have received the amount are now actually better off in their business and have started a
sustainable livelihood in the sector
• It is also observed that there are many societies waiting for another phase of RRR to get implemented
to upgrade their establishment
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