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What is the purpose of standing at the gate with brooms in hand? The Indian then overpowered Luigi Bianco of Scotland 5-0 in a victory by fall verdict in just one minute and 16 seconds to book a place in the semifinals. Where is Rahul? “We checked out all our sources but nothing was found which could confirm Rahul’s visit to the area,mood is waiting to be lifted? [email protected]indiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ritu Sethi | Published: June 6 2013 3:59 am Related News The new handloom policys proposed removal of restrictions on power looms bodes ill for the industry In the current context of competitive tradingit is important for India to hold on to the special features of what it produces Product differentiation and patenting are ways in which the competition is muted to the advantage of the seller One way in which countries can keep their special brand is to strengthen the presence of the uniquely handmade: support its survival and even subsidise it via tax relief and other measures Thereforeit is worrying that the newly declared policy for handloom textiles in India has taken the view that for the sake of volumethe restrictions imposed on the space provided to power looms and large mechanised millswhich already have the lions share of textile productionwill be removed Those who are dedicated to preserving Indian traditions in production and enabling the people who fabricate them have often argued for the critical value of handmade goods to rural livelihoods It would be a shame if we were to now shift our approach to textile production from one of shared spaces to cannibalising the handloom At expert committee meetings and during the six-month-long deliberations of the steering committee and working groups for the 12th Five Year Planthere was no discussion on amending the Handloom Reservation Actthe definition of handloomor the mechanisation of looms The strength of the power loom and mill-owners lobby can be gauged by their concerted efforts to bring about a change in the Handloom Reservation Actand to alter the definition of handloom to open the floodgates to manufactured weaving production at the cost of handloom Such a backdoor policy change bodes ill for the industry The steering committee offered several prescriptions for renewal and growth Recognising not only the huge numbers gainfully employed in textiles in rural India (second-largest behind agriculture) and its home-based workforce that requires minimal capital investmentit took into account another significant aspect that cannot be quantified in monetary terms: the social and cultural significance of handloomsthe traditional knowledge associated with its productionand the entire handloom value chain that it sustainsincluding those who wear and value handloom This needs to be factored in before imposing changes that will disruptrather than enhanceemploymentproduction and development At a time when the market value of handlooms is increasingthe sector is being punished by forced mechanisation The strength of handloom lies in its hand-skillsand any attempts to mechanise would pit it directly against power looms and mills that have been cannibalising the handloom industry by copying designs and passing off products as handmade Over 33 per cent of handloom workers report that their greatest threat comes from the mill and power loom sector (NCAER handlooms census 2009-10) Handlooms offer an alternative to mass and anonymous productionbased as they are on the qualities of handoral knowledge and tradition The products of the loom are woven by a skilled workforcetrained and educated through apprenticeship and inter-generational guru-shishya paramparaoutside the formal technical training system The ecosystem of handloom production is well defined; its regional variations are home-grownbeing indigenously and differently organised from that of the so-called organised sectors Policies need to recognise this differently organised handmade sector and build on its advantages to create delivery systems that prioritise its growth While tools and looms are in need of urgent development and improvementfield work has shown how innovative changes have been introduced by weavers themselves to enhance productivity Loom technologies represent indigenous ingenuity at its bestand are builtrepaired and maintained within the village ecosystem They are not dependant on spare parts from the city With 87 per cent of weavers located in rural Indiawith limited access to continuous electricitythe new proposal of mechanising looms would be ill-considered Mechanisation of the loom as proposed by the new policy will link the production of handloom to the power supply which is erraticat bestin areas of handloom production Mechanisation willin the short runresult in declining productivityas loom work will be tied to unreliable electricity supplyinevitably leading to declining production Iffor the sake of argumentwe assume there is an uninterrupted supply of power in rural weaving centresit is counter-intuitive to expect increased production as a major bottleneck to production is yarn availability at the right price and quality This has been and continues to be a concern The supply is regulatedmanaged and controlled by the state-owned National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) Until the NHDC is restructured to be more effective and efficientthe handloom sector and weavers will continue to be under-served Over 72 per cent of weaver communities belong to the economically and socially disadvantaged SC/ST/OBC and other minority groups Each loom provides employment to an average of six to nine workers on the pre-loomon-loom and post-loom process Seventy per cent of this skilled workforce is in the productive age group of 18 to 45 years This move could result in two to four workers being unemployedresulting in the inevitable migration to already swollen citiesthe de-skilling and disenfranchising of weavers and the entire village ecosystem While there is an argument that India is not able to produce as much as it could and needs toit is specious to link growth in textile production to encouraging power looms at the cost of handlooms Jain is a Delhi-based economist Sethichairperson of the Craft Revival TrustDelhiwas a member of the Planning Commission working group on handlooms and handicrafts for the 12th Five Year Plan For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 15 2017 8:13 pm Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian cricket team (Source: PTI) Top News Indian captain Virat Kohli is ni longer brand ambassador of the Premier Futsal League The second season of the league is beginning on Friday According to reports Kohli’s parting of ways with the league may be in a large part due to his association with the Indian Super League Kohli owns FC Goa in the ISL a league that is recognised by the All India Football Association The Premier Futsal league however is considered a parallel one by the AIFF and is not recognised by the national body AIFF president Praful Patel had implicitly stated in a tweet that no brand ambassador of an ISL team can be the same for a Futsal team Kohli co-owns and is also brand ambassador to FC Goa and thus did face some slack for his involvement with the Premier Futsal League Any brand Ambassador of an ISL franchise cannot do the same for a league not recognised by #AIFF or #FIFA — Praful Patel (@praful_patel) 18 June 2016 Premier Futsal League is a city-based tournament with franchises representing Mumbai Chennai Delhi Kochi and Goa The second season will be held in India and Dubai Kohli will continue his association with Indian Super League and his franchise FC Goa It is also reported that Kohli will soon shoot for an ISL promotion in Chennai Kohli is currently in Chennai with the Indian cricket team for the five-match one-day international against Australia For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: January 19 2017 5:43 pm Kavita Kaushik has been dating her best friend Ronnit Biswas for a few months now The couple is all set to wed in January Related News Television actor Kavita Kaushik is set to tie 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