Handloom Weaver’s Co-Operative Societies in Chittoor District: A Case Study
L. Subramanyam Naidu, Prof. K. Jayachandra
Journal Title:GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS
Co-operative form of organization is considered most suitable for the age old traditional and biggest industry in India.
According to the census of 2011 it is estimated that 833 million people are currently lives in rural India. At present
150000 weavers co-operative societies and 35 million weavers across the country are benefited. Andhra Pradesh has
traditionally been one of the major handloom weaving regions of India. This activity provides full time employment to 367 lakh persons and
part-time employment to nearly 85000 persons. Every village in Andhra Pradesh is a weaving centre and various types of sarees, dhotis and khadi
are manufactured. In the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, there are 39 weavers co-operative societies, provide an employment opportunity
to nearly 2500 members.