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An integrated networking approach for a sustainable textile sector in Solapur, India

Hiremath, Rahul B, Kattumuri, Ruth, Kumar, Bimlesh, Khatri, Vishwas N and Patil, Sharmila S. (2012) An integrated networking approach for a sustainable textile sector in Solapur, India. Urbani Izziv, 23 (2). pp. 140-151. ISSN 0353-6483

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Abstract

This article addresses the environmental aspects of an unorganised textile sector with large-scale employment through a case study of the city of Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. Waste generated from the textile sector is causing serious problems such as changes to land and agricultural patterns, air quality, health and biodiversity. The methodology includes qualitative and quantitative data regarding the possible impact on climate, health, agriculture, biodiversity, water, air and soil. A detailed analysis was carried out through an extensive literature review. A possible solution in the form of a sustainable networking model for mitigating change is suggested. The sustainable model with integration of information and communication technology (ICT) will help achieve the desired development goals. The role of ICT is to channelise the supply chain, which can increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the sector.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author © 2012 UIRS
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Research centres and groups > India Observatory
Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 11:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50156/

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