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LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SERICULTURE A MODEL OF GHARGHODA TRIBAL BLOCK, RAIGARH DIST

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Author(s): S. K. Dewangan

Journal: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
ISSN 1553-345X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 343;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Sericulture | Employment | Tribal | Income | Tasar

ABSTRACT
Livelihood generation is one of the major potentials of sericulture and silk industry. Sericulture has emerged as the most important cash crop with minimum investment, low gestation period, high employment potential and highly remunerative return. It is well suited to the agrarian economy of the Tribal. Suitable for every section of society, a big farmer or a landless, aged person or a youth, man or a woman. Involves simple technology, which is easy to understand and adopt. Sericulture has provided downstream employment and income generation in rural and semi-urban areas, high participation for low-income and socially under privileged groups. This study investigate that how sericulture fulfill the opportunities of livelihood for tribal. The study finds that-Sericulture is the activity of low investment and high output. The study concludes with some suggestions to improve the long term feasibility of sericulture.
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