Women Participation in Eri culture with Special Reference to Kamrup District of Assam

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (OCt-Dec), Volume: (57), Issue. (4)
First page: (28) Last page: (31)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57406 

Women Participation in Eri culture with Special Reference to Kamrup District of Assam

Pulak Rabha1*and Monimala Saikia2

1M.Sc. (Agri.), Department of Sericulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013
2Assistant Professor, Department of Sericulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013

Corresponding Author: Pulak Rabha
Email: pulak307@gmail.com

Received:
19-07-2021

Accepted:
23-08-2021

Online Published:
15-09-2021

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ABSTRACT

A study was conducted during 2017-18 in Kamrup district of Assam to know the participation of women in eri culture. Data were collected purposively from 120 women engaged in eri culture through personal contact method by using the pre-structured interview schedule from three development blocks viz., Chhaygaon, Rampur and Chayani Borduwa. It was revealed that all the women were involved in eri silkworm rearing, followed by feeding, bed cleaning and moulting care (95.83%), leaf harvesting (91.67%), cooking of cocoon and spinning (88.33%) and disinfection (85.00%). A total of 81.67 per cent women faced the problem of leaf crisis during winter months. Participation of women in decision making varied from procurement of disease free laying (85.83%) to nutrient management (27.50%). The study also inferred that training need is prominent in most of the activities of eri culture. 

Keywords

Women, Eri culture, Participation, Feeding, Spinning, Training