The book put emphasis on economic analysis of Eri silk production. As the farmers of India are poor they require such enterprises where they can get extra employment as well as income. The farmers growing chili or tomato can go for intercropping of castor crop in 3:1 with 3 rows of chilli/ tomato and one row of castor. The eri silk larva feeds on these castor leaves and produces silk which can be sold in markets. The castor seeds produced can be used to make castor oil which becomes a extra source of income for the farmers. Thus a same piece of land can give chili/ tomato with castor seeds and silk. Thus providing poor farmers with extra employment and income.
Dr.Sharad Sachan, Head of the Department (Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension) Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab has been working in this esteemed university from last four years. I have done my Graduation, Post Graduation and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics in 2010,2012 and 2015 respectively.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Eri Silk Production, chilli and castor intercropping, Tomato and castor intercropping, Employement generation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General