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An Integrated Rural Development Model based on Comprehensive Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Khadi-Handloom Industry in Rural India

Bhalla, Kriti and Kumar, Tarun and Rangaswamy, Jananee (2018) An Integrated Rural Development Model based on Comprehensive Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Khadi-Handloom Industry in Rural India. In: 25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference, APR 30-MAY 02, 2018, Copenhagen, DENMARK, pp. 493-498.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.072

Abstract

Khadi is an indigenous handloom industry of India which has an imperative legacy attached with the Indian Freedom Movement.. Khadi means any fabric which is hand-woven using a spinning wheel called `Charkha'. In the pre-industrialized era, Kltadi was one of the most prominent indigenous fabrics, which promoted self-reliance and self-sufficiency in the rural areas. But post-independent India experienced a sudden upsurge in technology-intensive, urban textile mills. This paper studies the Lite-Cycle stages of production of Khadi-handloom fabrics, through a comprehensive life-cycle assessment (LCA) performed using GaBi software; to assess its energy consumption and environmental impacts. It was observed that production of Khadi-handloom fabric is environmentally sustainable and socially more inclusive as compared to mass-produced textiles, Furthermore, socio-economic and cultural dimensions were added as an extension to LCA to fornmlate an integrated Khadi-based rural development model. The proposed model provides an alternative paradigm for local community-based sustainable rural development. (C) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
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Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 14:47
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 14:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60457

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