Q1. Fill in the blanks.
i. __________ are mostly employed in the Impex garment factory.
ii. The garment exporting factory exports the shirts to _________buyers.
iii. A chain of markets links the __________of cotton to the buyer at the supermarket.
iv. The foreign businessperson made ___________profits in the market.
i. The trader keeps an account of the yarn given and pays them money for weaving this into cloth. _______
ii. Most often, the big farmers need to borrow money to meet their expenses. ________
iii. The weavers and their families spend long hours working on the looms. ________
iv. Cultivation of cotton requires high levels of inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides. ________
Q3. You might have heard of cooperatives in your area. It could be in milk, provisions, paddy, etc. Find out for whose benefit they were set up?
Q4. In what ways are weavers dependent on cloth merchants?
Q5. Did Swapna get a fair price on the cotton?
Q6. Who was Swapna?
Q7. Why did Swapna borrow money from the local trader?
Q8. What do women workers do in the Impex garment factory?
Q9. On what condition did the trader agree to give loan to Swapna?
Q10. How garment exporting factories maximise their own profit?
Q11. Why do you think more women are employed in the Impex garment factory?
Q12. What is putting-out arrangement?
Q13. What are the reasons that the businessperson is able to make a huge profit in the market?
Q14. Why did the trader pay Swapna a low price?
Q15. Merchants hold lot of power. Explain