Integrated Coastal Management Programme of India

The Integrated Coastal Management Programme aims to safeguard and strengthen the ecological security of coastal areas and the livelihood security of coastal communities. The programme will give attention to both the landward and seaward sides of the coast. The objective of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project is to build national capacity for implementation of comprehensive coastal management approach in the country, and piloting the integrated coastal zone management approach in states of Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal. The programme is funded by IDA. May 2011 edition of Yojana had a snippet about Integrated Coastal Management Programme of India

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Handloom and Handicraft Industry of India

Handloom and Handicraft sector of India provides livelihood to over 130 lakh weavers and artisans, a large percentage coming from the marginalized sections of the society. The industry is largely environment friendly and low on energy consumption. This sector is rich in diversity and spread all over the country both in rural and urban areas.May 2011 issue of Yojana detailed the various aspects of this sector.

Your Takeaways
1. Handloom and Handicraft sector is a part of Cottage industry
2. There has been consistent growth of 15% over the last few years and the industry has evolved as a major contributor for exports.

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