REDUCTION OF RURAL POVERTY THROUGH SERICULTURE IN SPECIAL REFRENCE OF RURAL WOMEN
Keywords:Sericulture, Rural Poverty, Sustainable Development, Women Welfare, Integrated Approaches
The contribution of rural women in sericulture in since ages, particularly in some of the critical areas is more of result of her innate attachment with the process of producing the best-the Queen of Textiles- and had been unarguably more than a cliché. We ought to learn from the past experiences that suggest devising a frame work of equitable and sustainable development of her participation on a consistent basis. Keeping in view the involvement of rural women in sericulture and silk industry, their present status in society and need for their empowerment, strategies to be incorporated in the various developmental initiatives are suggested.
Ravi Kumar and PrrabhaShekhar (1988) Role of Rural Women in India Sericulture, Proceedings of the International Congress on Tropical Sericulture Practices, (February 18-23,1988 Central Silk Board p. 65)
Women in Sericulture – Hopes galore By Mukun V. Kirsur, K. Sathyannarayana, K. K. Shetty and S. Amarnath
Special Issue on Women in Sericulture Indian Silk 1994
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