In recent years there has been an increasing demand for radio sets and watches. Even in distant and interior villages radio sets are to be seen. As a result, a number of shops, dealing in their sale and repairs, have come up. However, they are located only in big towns like Dhulia, Nandurbar and Dondaicha.

For the establishment of a radio or watch shop, a large initial capital investment is required. The investment reported by the surveyed shops ranged between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000.

Besides the sale of radio sets and watches, they undertake repairs to them and sell spare parts. Generally, a skilled worker is employed to carry out repairs. He is paid a monthly salary ranging from Rs. 150 to Rs. 250.

The income from sale is limited as compared to the income derived from repairing as it calls for a specialised technical knowledge and skill. The income of the shops was found to be varying between Rs. 300 and Rs. 600 per month.