A Study on the Productivity and Labour Efficiency of Handmade Paper Units Operating in Tamilnadu

Dr.P. Rengarajan


The manufacturing of paper by hand is labor intensive, converts waste by recycling, uses
non-wood materials, is eco-friendly; it seeks to promote the skills of local workers, generates employment and income, facilitates the participation of women in rural based industries and contributes to the social development as encompassed in the SHD framework.  The sample consists of the following four units operating in TamilNadu. Handmade Paper Unit, Pidagam, Villupuram District, Handmade Paper Unit, Ponnavarayankottai, Pattukkottai, Tanjore District, Handmade Paper Unit, Shenbagaputhur, Erode District, Handmade Paper Unit, Veeragavapuram, Poonthmalli, Chennai. The study employees labour productivity index for comparing the inter unit performance for evaluating the labour productivity and efficiency of the sample units. Labour productivity and index of productivity per rupee of wages paid have been used to assess the productivity values of the study units over a period of time. Index of productivity per rupee of wages paid reflects the value addition made by the unit per rupee of wages paid. This measure is an innovative tool developed by the researcher to measure the intensity of labour utilization by the units


Handmade Paper, Environmental Impact, Fibrous Materials

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