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Title:
PROBLEMS FACED BY SERICULTURISTS IN THE CULTIVATION 0F MULBERRY AND REARING OF SILKWORMS IN CHANNAPATTANA TALUK OF RAMANAGARA DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA

Authors:
Vishakanta and Dr. K S Venkateshappa

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Vishakanta1 and Dr. K S Venkateshappa2
1. Ph. D. Research Scholar, Dept. of Economics, Kuppam 517425 Andhra Pradesh.
2. Ph. D. Guide and former Principal, Government Science College, Bengalure 560001.

MLA 8
Vishakanta, and Dr. K S Venkateshappa. "PROBLEMS FACED BY SERICULTURISTS IN THE CULTIVATION 0F MULBERRY AND REARING OF SILKWORMS IN CHANNAPATTANA TALUK OF RAMANAGARA DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 2899-2910, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=214. Accessed Apr. 2019.
APA
Vishakanta, & Venkateshappa, D. (2019, April). PROBLEMS FACED BY SERICULTURISTS IN THE CULTIVATION 0F MULBERRY AND REARING OF SILKWORMS IN CHANNAPATTANA TALUK OF RAMANAGARA DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA. nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(4), 2899-2910. Retrieved from http://ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=214
Chicago
Vishakanta, and Dr. K S Venkateshappa. "PROBLEMS FACED BY SERICULTURISTS IN THE CULTIVATION 0F MULBERRY AND REARING OF SILKWORMS IN CHANNAPATTANA TALUK OF RAMANAGARA DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 4 (April 2019), 2899-2910. Accessed April, 2019. http://ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=214.

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Abstract:
As we know, Sericulture plays a significant role in agro- based rural industries in the economy. It is labour intensive activity and provides employment throughout the year. Sericulture is no more a subsidiary activity in agriculture. It has paved the way for socio-economic development with low investment and higher returns in the short period. Income is generated at a regular interval throughout the year unlike other perennial horticultural crops or agricultural crops. Sericulture involves the nurturing of silkworms and the production of cocoons spun for the preparation of silk based final products. Sericulture focuses mainly on the production of food plant of silkworms i.e. mulberry. This plant is used to feed the silkworms.
Karnataka is pioneer in mulberry silk production and ranks first in the production of mulberry cocoon and silk production in the country. The present study was carried out in Ramanagara district of Karnataka which is one of the traditional silk growing district in the state. A sample of 90 sericulturists was selected randomly to document problems faced them in the cultivation of mulberry and rearing of silkworms. The problems faced by sericulturists were shortage of irrigation water and labours, erratic supply of power and insect pests menace and high cost of chemical fertilizer. Similarly, rearing of silkworms was constrained by insects, shortage of skilled labour, prevalence "Sunna" and "Sappe" diseases, Uzi fly, etc.