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Volume 10

Geographical Indications in India: A Case of Handicraft Industry in Uttar Pradesh

Geographical Indications in India: A Case of Handicraft Industry in Uttar Pradesh

Meghna Chaudhary, Bhawna Agarwal , Meena Bhatia

The Handicraft industry plays a significant and pivotal role in the country's economy. It employs a significant number of artisans in rural and semiurban areas and generates significant foreign exchange for the country, all while preserving the cultural heritage. In the Indian context, geographical indication (GI) has recently emerged as a substantial form of intellectual property rights. It is a powerful instrument for safeguarding and rewarding not only the commercial potential of exclusive products bu...

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Volume 9

Do Women Use Annual Reports Differently Than Men? A Case of India

Do Women Use Annual Reports Differently Than Men? A Case of India

Meena Bhatia

This study uses gender in financial research. The purpose is to examine women investors' perceptions of the importance and understanding of sections of annual reports and problems that restrict utility. It also explores the perception towards the other announcements made by the corporates. Data was collected using a questionnaire sent to 700 individual investors. Descriptive statistics and non-parametric tests were used to analyse the data received from 341 respondents (48.71% response rate). Results...

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Volume 4

Socio-Economic Condition of Small-Scale Producers in Varanasi: A Case of Banaras Brocade and Saree

Socio-Economic Condition of Small-Scale Producers in Varanasi: A Case of Banaras Brocade and Saree

Meghna Chaudhary, Bhawna Agarwal , Meena Bhatia

Geographical indication is a designation or sign intended to protect certain products that are located in a geographical locality or origin. The vast diversity of handicrafts produced throughout India reflects India's rich cultural heritage and centuries of evolutionary tradition. One such prominent product under the category of Geographical Indication is “BanarasiSilk and Brocade”. Banarasi Silk products have a ready market at home and abroad but the industry has been experiencing a significant decl...

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