Is the Indian Textile Sector Successful in the Informal Sector? Evidence Based on Cross State Analysis of the Unincorporated Textile Enterprises

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Meenakshi S Swami

University of Delhi

Stanzin Padma

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Date Written: April 24, 2015

Abstract

Textile sector in the informal/unincorporated sector of India is the second largest employer of men and women. The paper analysis the success of the unincorporated textile sector based on employment generation, number of enterprises, emoluments and gross value addition of enterprises across states of India using unit level survey data. It attempts to compare the 39 states of India based on their success. The unit level data has been sourced from the 67th round National Sample Survey, Ministry of Statistics and Planning, Government of India. The main findings indicate diverse manufacturing under the unincorporated textile sector in India. The findings also present the vast disparity among states in terms of employment generation and success of the sector in different states.

Keywords: employment; Indian textile sector; informal sector; manufacturing; unincorporated sector

JEL Classification: JEL 014, JEL 017

Suggested Citation

Swami, Meenakshi S and Padma, Stanzin, Is the Indian Textile Sector Successful in the Informal Sector? Evidence Based on Cross State Analysis of the Unincorporated Textile Enterprises (April 24, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2813636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2813636

Meenakshi S Swami (Contact Author)

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Stanzin Padma

Jawaharlal Nehru University ( email )

Vasant Vihar
New Delhi, DE Delhi 110067
India

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