A sample of 60 handloom weavers in Vontimittamaadal of Kadapa district  were selected for the study.The age  below 30, the numbers of handloom weavers are 21 and age-group 51 and above are only 08 respondents.
       There are only males 26 (86.67%) in the Kothamdavaram, 04 females (13.33%) and 28 males (93.33%) are in the Kundamachupalli, only 02 (6.67%) female respondents. It could be concluded that above all there are 54 males (90.00%) and only 06 females (10.00%)
      Education is the most important factor in improving the technical skills of weavers. It throws light on the impact of mechanization on mass production. It is also necessary to understand and keeppace with up-to-date change in the market and technical fields. It only through awareness, the weavers can protect themselves from the clutches of master weavers and money lenders.12 handloom weavers have the secondary education in Kothamadavaram followed by primary education 33.34 per cent. Kodamachupalli has secondary education 15 respondents, but Kondamachupalli panchayat has more literacy rate. Most of the handloom weavers have only secondary and primary educationNature of the family is one of the demographic indicators of the change in population of any region. It determines the standard of living of the people. If a family has too many members with less amount of income, surely the family will have to face poverty. Hence the family size must be small enough for the well-being of its members.         According to the size of the family 5-8 members are living in each of the 50per cent families. Only from 13.33 per cent respondents, their family has 9 and above members. This shows that, most of the handloom weavers are willing to live in a joint family system          Income plays a significant role in determining the standard of living of the people. The income comes from selling handloom cloths and various other sources such as land, property, investmentand the like. In this study the concept of income consists of income from marketing of handloom products.      The highest number of 25 respondents has the income range between Rs. 20001-30000. The handoom wenvers 20respondents have the income of below Rs. 20000 per annum. This shows that the income and living standard of the handloom weavers are very poor.
Dr. G. Prathap, Prof. M. Chinnaswamy Naidu,S.V.University,Tirupati, AP, India
(International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR)Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015)

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