Livelihood Dependence of Carpet Weavers in Kashmir: A Case Study of Kulgam District

Tariq Ahmad Lone


The survival of life depends upon the minimum amount of food required. There are different ways of earning this minimum subsistence. These ways in other words means different sources of living. There are different sources of living for diverse sections of the society. In this connection the present paper was undertaken in order to find out the livelihood sources of carpet weavers in the Kashmir. Therefore the objective of the paper was to find out whether the carpet weavers are dependent on weaving for their living or is it a supplementary source of income to them. However the findings reveal the significant livelihood dependence of weavers on carpet weaving with no or little other sources of living available and was found main reason why they are associated with this industry.

Keywords: livelihood dependence, supplementary, sources of living, carpet industry

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