Vol. 7 No. 2
Studies on involvement of women and their contribution share in sericulture activities
Author(s): S. ROY CHOWDHURI, UMASANKAR, N. K. DAS, 1P. K. SAHU AND M. K. MAJUMDAR
Abstract: Sericulture, a rural enterprise, participation of women is higher. Availability of facilities at the woman sericulture respondents on their land holding, mulberry areas and rearing houses revealed that 23% of the respondents were having less than 0.5 acre of land, 47% with more than 0.5 acre to 1.0 acre, 23% with more than 1.0 acre to 2.0 acres and 7% were having more than 2.0 acres of land holding. Low level of literacy, lack of awareness on the improved technologies of mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing, poor level of perception on the technologies and lack of empowerment are identified as the major constraints faced by the women for sericulture development. The women respondents in various sericulture activities provide ample scopes for their development and capacity building through imparting training, demonstration, awareness of technologies, processes, techniques etc. and guiding them for socio-economically upliftment in the region and the sericulture scenario in the country as well..
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