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Role of Muga Culture in Diversification Strategy

  • K. K. Das
  • T. N. Roy
  • B. Das
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Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Abstract

This chapter argues for diversification of agriculture towards non-food grain and high value commodities, because of its immense potential for income augmentation, employment generation, poverty alleviation and export promotion. Muga silk, one of the three non-mulberry silks (Muga, Eri, Tasar), produced by the silkworm Antherea assamensis, is unique for its golden yellow colour. This enterprise has experienced growing popularity because of its potential for providing high economic return and employment throughout the year.

Keywords

Seed Crop Commercial Crop Single Super Phosphate Silk Production Mature Worm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsUttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, PundibariCooch BeharIndia
  2. 2.Agricultural Sector Officer, Kadamtala, Agril. Sub-DivisionNorth Tripura, Govt. of TripuraTripuraIndia

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