Reproduction of Informal Enterprises in India
The handloom sector constitutes an important source of livelihood in Assam. It is the home of the highest number of handloom weavers, accounting for 41% of the total handloom weavers hailing from the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category in India. Although handloom weaving is widespread across the state, it is popular worldwide for its mulberry and muga silk fabric produced in the Sualkuchi weaving cluster. The present study focuses on the weaving community of this cluster.