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
Date Written: May 15, 2011
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.
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