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The coir industry was chosen for study because of its social and economic importance to the area. The industry employs vast numbers of the disempowered social sections, mostly of the “lower castes” and “outcastes”, an overwhelming majority of them women. The economic development of any country demands industrialization. Though this is realized in our country, it is high time we thought about balanced regional development, an important component of industrialization. Rural development forms a key component in a nation’s progress towards economic freedom and equality. In the scenario, any study on a performing sector like Coir would be of immense help from a broader perspective. The coir making activity with a strong presence in the study area is making valuable contributions in the socio economic.