Mukherjee, Dipa (2003): Problems and Prospects of Informal Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of Durgapur City. Published in: Indian Journal of Regional Science , Vol. 36, No. 2 (December 2004)
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Even in presence of a dominant factory sector, informal manufacturing sector can play a very vital role in shaping the development profile of a region through its diverse interaction and complementarities with the organised sector. This paper, based on a field survey at the industrial city of Durgapur explores the problems and prospects of informal manufacturing units therein. A gradual shift in composition of this sector is evident, which is mainly in response to changing economic scenario of the region. Appropriate policies for the sector's optimum development should include, among others, well co-ordinated formal-informal linkage and streamlining of credit availability. These steps are likely to bring about integrated development of the region.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Dept of Economics, Narasinha Dutt College|
|Original Title:||Problems and Prospects of Informal Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of Durgapur City|
|Keywords:||Informal Sector; Regional Development; Unorganised Manufacturing|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R38 - Government Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L60 - General
|Depositing User:||Rajarshi Majumder|
|Date Deposited:||12. Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||06. May 2015 12:33|
NSSO (1989) - Processed Data on Survey of Unorganised Manufacture: Non directory Establishments and Own Account Enterprises, NSS 45th Round ( July 1989-June 1990) on CD-ROM (CD 513) from NSSO, CSO, Govt. of India. GOI (1971) - Census of India 1971, H-series Tables - Tables on Houses and Household Amenities, Registrar General of India. GOI (1971a) - Census of India 1971, E-series Tables, Establishment Tables, Registrar General of India. GOI (1981) - Census of India 1981, H-series Tables - Tables on Houses and Household Amenities, Registrar General of India. Unpublished reports and records from the following offices have been used – a) Directorate of Factories, Govt. of West Bengal, b) District Industrial Centre, c) Durgapur Municipal Corporation, and d) Registrar of Small Scale Industries, Govt. of West Bengal.
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