Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 70-76
Received: Oct. 25, 2016;
Accepted: Nov. 16, 2016;
Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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Muhammad Rabiul Islam Liton, Department of Economics, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
Tahmidul Islam, Department of Economics, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh
Subrata Saha, Department of Economics, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
Handloom industry in Bangladesh is having glorious past, questionable present and blurry future due to a lot of internal and external factors that are acting behind the scene . Handloom sector in Bangladesh consists of more than 0.183 million handloom units with 0.505 million handlooms and about 1 million handloom weavers of which about 50% are female worker. This ancient and most important cottage industry of Bangladesh is now on the way of extinction because of various problems and barriers adjacent to this industry. This study found that in Bangladesh there are about 183512 handlooms weaving units with about 505556 looms. The total operational looms are 311851, which are 61.7 percent of total looms, and the rest 193705 looms are non-operational. We have found some reasons for shutting down of looms: lack of capital, lack of raw materials, inadequate technology, poor marketing system, inadequate government support etc. So, government should take necessary steps to overcome these challenges for the development of the handloom industry.
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