Economics of Sericulture
Dr Manisha Bhattacharyya
  • ISBN : 9789383684854
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Sericulture with its vast potential for employment generations in rural areas, plays a vital role in reducing rural poverty and unemployment. It is a labour intensive industry, which can be very effective in creating new job opportunities and producing supplemental income to the rural youth. Among cottage and village industries, sericulture is the largest employer after handlooms. It generates both direct and indirect employments Sericulture is known as ‘Kalpauikha’ or the kamdhenu as it is very suitable for generating income specially for the weaker section of the society. It plays a vital role in transferring wealth from richer sections to the poorer sections of the society Generally, silk is consumed by the rich people, therefore, money spent on this directly goes to the different sections of the people who are involved in the different stages of sericulture such as rearing, reeling, weaving, etc. Sericulture is such type of enterprise that gives continuous income with a high annual turnover of three to four crops in rain fed conditions and five to six crops under irrigated conditions. Different activities such as gardening, plantation, seed, production, harvesting of crops and silkworm rearing, etc. of sericulture can generate income and employment throughout the year. Therefore, with the help of such activities of sericulture, it can generate regular and stable income to the rural people. As a result, the standard of living of the poor people is expected to increase. The book has clearly shown various stages of muga and eri culture where number of direct and indirect employment generates. Again it also analysed how much cost involved in each stages and how much return they earn i.e profit within a very short period of time. In addition to this book also gives a clear picture about the eri and muga market and the people who are involved in the whole chain of these markets. Again the book also helps to examine the problems which are associated