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A Study of Micro-enterprises in Hajo Development Block, Kamrup (assam)

Affiliations

  • Kamrup College, Chamata-781306, Nalbari (Assam) and Research Scholar, Department Of Economics, Gauhati University., India
  • Gauhati University-781014, India

Abstract


Micro-enterprise is fast growing in our country and plays a pivotal role in the overall industrial economy of the country. This sector signifies not only its highest number of units but also in respect of employment, investment, production and linkage effects. In India, about seventy per cent of the rural working population is engaged in agriculture sector where micro-enterprises are not getting adequate attention due to excessive focus on the growth of formal sector. Therefore, in recent years the burden of providing additional employment to growing labour force has fallen upon non-farm sector (Chadha 1993). The study is based on the primary objectives to examine the status of select microenterprises functioning in the Hajo development block and to identify the constraints, if any, relating to the growth of micro-enterprises in the backward block. The study is based on primary data collected from field survey from Hajo development block of Kamrup district (Assam). The collected data have been analysed using simple statistical tools to fulfil the objectives.

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