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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2762-2766
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.323


Livelihood Improvement through Sericulture in Kokrajhar District of Assam - A Key for Women Empowerment
Sanchita Brahma1*, Ranjit Sarma2 and Rupak Kr. Nath3
1Department of Horticulture, 3Department of Entomology, SCSCA, Rangamati, AAU, Dhubri, India
2SCS College of Agriculture, AAU, Rangamati, Dhubri, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sericulture is a traditional agro-based economic activity that has been playing a significant role in generating employment and income. Ericulture is a subsidiary occupation of the rural women folk of Indo-Mongoloid and Tibeto-Burman races of the Brahmaputra Valley. In the present study three Sericulture progressive villages were surveyed in the district from each of the four sub-division of Kokrajhar district namely Kokrajhar, Dotma, Gossaigaon and Parbatjora respectively. A total of 10 nos. of respondents were selected from each villages using personal questionnaire for intensive study on per cent adoption and income generation from Sericulture in the district. The investigation revealed that among the three varieties of natural silks viz., Eri, Muga and Mulberry, Ericulture was performed highest in the district and occupies the prime position (being 94%) compared to Muga (5%) and mulberry culture (1.3%). Out of the Sericulture population in the district, the highest percentage of Eri-rearers (74.81%), Muga (14%) and Mulberry rearers (68.71%) belongs to Scheduled Tribe categories. From the study, it can be revealed that sericulture can be a profitable income generating activity for the women folk of the district with a benefit-cost ratio of 3.1


Keywords: Sericulture, Ericulture, Women, Empowerment, Kokrajhar
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Sanchita Brahma, Ranjit Sarma and Rupak Kr. Nath. 2019. Livelihood Improvement through Sericulture in Kokrajhar District of Assam - A Key for Women Empowerment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2762-2766. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.323