Non Mulberry Sericulture: An Alternative to Sustainable Livelihood of Resource Poor Farmers
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Jammu, June 30 -- 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 an agro-based industry which plays a vital role in the improvement of the rural economy.Silk insects other than mulberry silk insects are called non-mulberry silk insects. As they are reared outdoors in wild, they are also known as wild silk insects. India has the unique distinction ofbeing only country in the world producing all the five commercially exploited silk varieties, namely, mulberry and non- mulberry viz., tropical tasar, oak tasar, eri and muga. Among the four...
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