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Labour Bank Experiment in Kerala — SWOT Analysis


  • Thomas, Lijo
  • Siddayya


The experience gained from the path breaking experiment of formation of labour bank has been reported and SWOT analysis has been carried out. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Labour Bank have been reported. The capital of Labour Bank is the working capacity of the registered labourers. The Bank lends, even though for a short period, the working capacity of the labourers. The significance of Labour Bank experiment lies in the need of the agricultural sector to break the shackles on account of labour-related problems. The experience gained from this experiment can be used to develop similar labour organizations in other panchayaths also. The study has offered some suggestions based on the Labour Bank in Kunnathukal Panchayath in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala and its current relevance for implementation of rural employment programmes.

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  • Thomas, Lijo & Siddayya, 2011. "Labour Bank Experiment in Kerala — SWOT Analysis," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), issue 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:119398

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    1. Kareemulla, K. & Kumar, Shalander & Reddy, K.S. & Rao, C.A. Rama & Venkateswarlu, B., 2010. "Impact of NREGS on Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Capital Formation," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol. 65(3).
    2. Shah, Deepak K. & Mohanty, Sovna, 2010. "Implementation of NREGA During Eleventh Plan in Maharashtra: Experiences, Challenges and Ways Forward," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol. 65(3).
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    Labour bank; SWOT analysis; Labour organization; Democratic decentralization; Agricultural and Food Policy; J43; J21; J54;

    JEL classification:

    • J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J54 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Producer Cooperatives; Labor Managed Firms


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