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Handloom Census

    The objective of the Handloom Census is to build a reliable database of the handloom sector in order to understand the differential impact of policies by planners and policy-makers on the handloom sector.  The first two rounds of the census in 1987-88 and 1995 were conducted by the government with NCAER serving as the nodal consultant in 1995. NCAER was responsible for conducting the third round in 2009 with coverage extending to the entire country. Broadly, the census was to provide a socio-economic profile of households involved in the sector. Specifically this meant collecting data related to:  


    • Total number of units (both household and non-household) engaged in handloom activities.
    • Total count of looms (working and idle) available with both household and non-household units
    • Number of workers (weavers and allied workers) involved in such activities.
    • Photographs and details of all handloom weavers and allied activity workers aged 18 and above for the issue of photo identity cards

    For more information on the third round of  the handloom census, please contact Mr Rakesh Srivastava.


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Prabir Kumar Ghosh

Prabir Kumar Ghosh is a Fellow at NCAER. Currently, he is involved in coordinating all-India level survey work and analysis of large scale primary data. His research interests include development economics, human development, income, expenditure, poverty & nutrition, demography, and budgetary analysis on social sector & poverty alleviation programs. 

Om Prakash Sharma

O. P. Sharma is a Fellow at the NCAER, specializing in primary data collection, field management, field training, coding and editing. He is currently working in the project ‘India Human Development Survey-III. Some of the other studies he has worked on include: Fertilizer Consumption and Quality Seeds, India Human Development Survey-I 2004-05, Rural Economic and Demographic Change in India, India Human Development Survey-II 2011-12 and Third Census of Handloom Weavers. Between 1988 and 2005, he headed the NCAER Field Office at Bhopal recruiting, training and supervising field staff and editing primary data.

K A Siddiqui

K.A. Siddiqui is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a background in Input-Output Modelling, macroeconomics and large scale primary studies. He has developed a user-friendly dashboard using data of NCAER’s National Survey of Households on Income and Expenditure. In the past, he has worked on various studies related to Tourism Satellite Account, Social Accounting Matrix, Informal economy and labour market analysis.

Rakesh Kumar Srivastava