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

Rahul B. Hiremath, Ruth Kattumuri, Bimlesh Kumar, Vishwas N. Khatri, Sharmila S. Patil
2012 Urbani Izziv  
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
more » ... y, 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.
doi:10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2012-23-02-007 fatcat:vayxshlf45eqlhy5z4mutgiybi