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Minakshi Bayan Borah and Alpana Borgohain

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1Minakshi Bayan Borah, 2Alpana Borgohain
1Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Dimoria College, Khetri, Assam, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Women's Studies, Gauhati University, Assam, India

Borah, Minakshi Bayan, and Alpana Borgohain. "STATE AND MUGA SILK INDUSTRY IN INDEPENDENT ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 495-504, Accessed 2018.
Borah, M., & Borgohain, A. (2018, February). STATE AND MUGA SILK INDUSTRY IN INDEPENDENT ASSAM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(2), 495-504. Retrieved from
Borah, Minakshi Bayan, and Alpana Borgohain. "STATE AND MUGA SILK INDUSTRY IN INDEPENDENT ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 2 (February 2018), 495-504. Accessed , 2018.

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The development of Muga silk industry, with a maximal state during the early part of independence was not significant. The development of cottage and small-scale industries received importance only with the announcement of Industrial Policy statement of 1977. In India, after 1990, though the nature of state transferred to a minimal state, the forces of democracy have compelled the state to be an integrative state which gave importance on both public welfare and market needs. The various populist measures of the State in the Muga sector and increasing awareness and competitiveness of Muga growers' due to globalisation, gave a new lifeline to the Muga silk industry. But still the industry is not free from challenges. Hence, the responsibility of the State goes on increasing for better productivity and posterity of the Muga silk industry in Assam.