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Economics of Muga Rearing

Global Journal of Research in Management

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Bashanta Mangal Dutta, Biren Saikia | Author(s) Affiliation:
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In order to understand the silkworm activities we have to travel in a wonderful world of sericulture. Being a wonderful dress material for any improvement over existing Seri cultural activities the researcher and administrator as a leader must had broad outlook. They have to be acquainted with social and economic problems as well as have through knowledge in sericulture. This is mainly because the entire silk industry as a whole comprises several sectors of different characters from cultivation to finished products. Like any other industry, there is always an exotic threat to the sericulture industry. In this age of global trade, sericulture in India to survive against the onslaught from China and to sustain export market, quality improvement and competitive price setting are the prime requirement. Cost and return structure of an industry determine the efficiency level of the industry. Industry like the Muga industry of Assam which has been running on fascination and tradition needs to determine the cost and return structure in order to understand the efficiency level of the industry as well as for policy prescription for the improvement of the industry. This paper attempt was made to determine the cost and return of Muga rearing to judge the potentiality of the industry in rural development in compared to other major activities performed by the sample households.

Keywords: Sericulture, Silk, Muga Rearing, Economy

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