Village-Based Informal Ericulture and Endi-Textiles in Assam: An Economic Inquiry

The Icfai Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 8-29, September 2007

Posted: 6 Jun 2011

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Manjit Das

Madhab Chaudhury College

U. K. De

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 15, 2011

Abstract

Sericulture provides immense scope for self-employment as majority of the rearers of Assam are poor and the question of hired labor hardly arises. Generally, all the working members of the rearing families work together to complete the rearing processes. Within the sericulture sector, ericulture has been practised by a majority of families. It requires comparatively less investment, involves low risk and thus can be easily carried out by the poor villagers. Therefore, the exact number of people engaged in ericulture cannot be approximated correctly. Moreover, as it is a part-time occupation it is very difficult to estimate the generation of man-hours or man-days per unit of output exactly from the secondary data.

Suggested Citation

Das, Manjit and De, Utpal Kumar, Village-Based Informal Ericulture and Endi-Textiles in Assam: An Economic Inquiry (May 15, 2011). The Icfai Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 8-29, September 2007 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1078833

Manjit Das

Madhab Chaudhury College ( email )

Barpeta
Assam
India

Utpal Kumar De (Contact Author)

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Shillong, 703014
India

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