Origin and Evolution of the Handloom Industry of Fulia and Its Present Scenario, Nadia District, West Bengal, India
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 132-138
Received: Nov. 21, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 3, 2015; Published: Jan. 4, 2016
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Nilay Kumar Basak, Faculty of Geography, Nagadi-Obaidia High School (H. S.), Dhubi-Nagadi, India
Pintu Paul, Faculty of Geography, Krishnagar High School (H. S.), Krishnagar, India
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This present paper is concerned with the origin and evolution of the handloom industry of Fulia with its present status and also indicates the problems facing by this industry. To prepare this paper, different types of literature have been studied and field survey has also been done. After studying and processing those data, it can be known that the weavers of Fulia came from Tangail Subdivision of East Pakistan (now a district of Bangladesh) during the partition in 1947 and the Bangladesh freedom war in 1971 and the sharis weaved by them known as ‘Tangail Shari’ . Though after independence, the development of Tangail Shari took place at Fulia, in the next two decades it faced many difficulties like unjust wage, money lender exploitations, poor infrastructure etc. In this crucial circumstance, weavers started movement for their survival and a Co-operative has been organized in 1977. This development becomes possible not only for the Co-operative but also for the individuals venture. The productions are exported in different states of India as well as in different countries of the world. The weavers of Fulia are only carrying the traditional style of Tangail Shari. But this handloom industry of Fulia is now facing different problems like competition with powerlooms, increasing rate of raw materials, low wages, commercialization of electricity, imported sharis from Bangladesh, lack of organized marketing system, rejection of exporting clothes etc. So from the study, it can be concluded that the joint venture of both the Central Government and the State Government is highly solicited for the development of the handloom industry and also for the region as Fulia is only centre of Traditional Tangail Shari in all over the India.
Co-operative Societies, Exportable Clothes, Handloom Industry, Tangail Shari, Weaver
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Nilay Kumar Basak, Pintu Paul, Origin and Evolution of the Handloom Industry of Fulia and Its Present Scenario, Nadia District, West Bengal, India, Economics. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 132-138. doi: 10.11648/j.eco.20150406.16
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