SERICULTURE -HELPS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
In India, sericulture is one of the most important agro and forest based cottage industry, earning a foreign exchange of Rs. 400 corers / annum and providing gainful employment to over six million people. The limited availability of land, the limited cash returns and agriculture being confirmed to one or two seasons in the year, have made villages to look for supporting rural industries and one of them is sericulture
Sericulture has important socio-cultural implications. Studies have established large scale employment generation potential and high income generation potential of sericulture showed that every acre of sericulture practiced under irrigated conditions had a potential to employ 247 men and 193 women round the year.
Support to the cluster or farmers interested in sericulture. Earth Foundations helps to set up a sericulture farm for the women entrepreneurs from villages joined as a cluster.