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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 29 issue 2 (june 2009) :


S. Purushotham, P. Rama Mohana Rao*
1Research Extension Centre(SU), Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Cite article:- Purushotham S., Rao* Mohana Rama P. (2023). ECONOMICS OF SERICULTURE IN ANANTHAPUR DISTRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH. Agricultural Science Digest. 29(2): . doi: .
Sericulture provides a continuous income throughout the year. An economic analysis of
mulberry sericulture farmers was studied. Cost and return structure from cross-breed (Pure Mysore
x CSR2) silkworm rearing was estimated. The study has shown that net returns from one acre of
mulberry worked out to Rs.52,206=00/year. The cost-benefit ratio of sericulture was worked out
to be significantly higher (1:1.94). Detailed study of the economics revealed that the major
economic factor contributing for the total cost in structure was labour which was 32.54% for
silkworm rearing and 13.95% for mulberry production. Another important item was cost of
equipment for silkworm rearing which is about 11.27%.
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