Chikankari Sector of Lucknow: Challenges faced by Woman Artisans
Pooja Verma
Chikankari, Challenges, Handicraft, Solutions. Unorganized sector, Women artisans
India is a unique country with rich culture and heritage, historical monuments, ethnic textile, great handicrafts which is admired and appreciated globally. Indian Textiles and Apparels industry is one of the largest and the most important sectors for the Indian economy in terms of output, foreign exchange earnings and employment. The textile & apparel industry contributes approximately 4% of global Textile and Apparel market, 7% to industrial output in value terms, 2% to the GDP and 15% to the country’s export earnings. The beautiful craft of Chikankari, often referred to as Lucknow Chikan, is over 450 years old ethnic surface ornamentation with a remarkable presence in the Indian and global fashion platform. In this research paper, I will discuss the state of the women artisans and issues and challenges faced by them in the various small clusters of the Chikankari.. Also explain the role of NGOs and benefit policies that have been announced so far by the central and state government to neutralize the problems and issues women karigars are facing.
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Unique Paper ID: 159895

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 667 - 672
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