Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Industries in Dakshina Kannada District. 3. Credit facilities to agro-based industries in D.K. District: findings of the field study. 4. Requirements of agro-based industries in D.K. District: findings of the field survey. 5. An evaluation. Index.
"The development of agro based industries can help to realise the various linkages or inter-relationships between industry and agriculture. The Ninth Five Year Plan aims at the objective of attaining rural development of agriculture for attaining rural development. If the agro based industries are developed it will be possible to reduce regional imbalances and also to realise the essential goal of rural development of generating employment opportunities on a large scale for the weaker sections of the rural society.
This interesting micro level study shows that the problems faced by the agro based industries in the study region reflect the problems of the agricultural sector in general. In spite of the availability of institutional credit, many agro based industries were not able to progress due to a variety of reasons. What is needed is modernisation of the agro based industries to make them competitive." (jacket)