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Shivaji University (1999)

Evaluation of the sericulture activities and standardisation of sericulture practices in different agro climatic zones of Maharashtra

Deshpande, R V

Titre : Evaluation of the sericulture activities and standardisation of sericulture practices in different agro climatic zones of Maharashtra

Auteur : Deshpande, R V

Université de soutenance : Shivaji University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Zoology 1999

DEscriptif
Similarly sericulture, an agro-based cottage industry, has a great potential for income generation and self-employment for people in rural Maharashtra. The silk cloth is an important foreign exchange earner. Compared to the traditional states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, etc. sericulture is still in its infancy in Maharashtra. Recently, the govt, of Maharashtra has started giving a massive thrust to sericulture in the state. With the guidance and directives of the Central Silk Board and with the financial assistance of the World Bank, it has introduced sericulture activities in a big way. Therefore, a systematic evaluation of the sericulture practices going on currently is required and it is the primary objective of this investigation. The data generated by such a survey would help in the planning of scientific growth of sericulture in the state. For making the venture viable, it is also important to standardise the techniques to be introduced which is the secondary objective of this study. This is necessary for the simple fact that the state is divided into different agro-climatic zones, ranging from the hot and humid Konkan region with high annual rainfall to. the dry and drought prone southern Maharashtra with moderate to poor rainfall. The sunlight, temperature, humidity, rainfall and the soil profile show significant variations in the state from place to place (Deshpande, 1995).

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