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Technological Upgradation in the Informal Manufacturing Sector: Possibilities and Problems

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  • Mukherjee, Dipa
  • Mathur, Ashok

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The informal sector in India has consolidated its position in the economy instead of fading away with time. It has taken up the challenges of the new economic dispension with vigorous competitiveness and amazing adaptation & enthusiasm. However, low labour productivity is one of the serious problems related to this sector. It is argued that technological upgradation is likely to solve this problem substantially. This paper attempts to identify the areas within the informal manufacturing sector where such technological upgradation would be fruitful. Several segments and activity groups are identified as Target groups both at the National and Regional level. Associated policies should address availability of proper technology, resource needs for technological upgradation and promoting formal-informal linkages.

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  • Mukherjee, Dipa & Mathur, Ashok, 2002. "Technological Upgradation in the Informal Manufacturing Sector: Possibilities and Problems," MPRA Paper 4861, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4861
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    1. Banerjee, Biswajit, 1983. "The Role of the Informal Sector in the Migration Process: A Test of Probabilistic Migration Models and Labour Market Segmentation for India," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 35(3), pages 399-422, November.
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    1. Dipa Mukherjee & Rajarshi Majumder, 2007. "Efficiency, technological progress and regional comparative advantage: a study of the organized manufacturing sector in India," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 14(2), pages 23-54, December.

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    Keywords

    Informal Sector; Regional Disparity; Productivity; Technology;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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