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Market Potential of Muga Industry with special reference to Sualkuchi

Authors: Nihar Ranjan Kalita

Country: India

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Abstract: India is the only country of the world which produces all varieties of silk i.e. Mulberry, Tasar, Eri and Muga. Out of these varieties, Muga, also known as golden silk is the exclusive product of Assam. The climate of Assam is conducive for Muga culture and it is an important agro based industry of the state. But due to various reasons, this agro industry has lost its glory. Though traditionally Muga is reared all over the state, the role of Muga industry is not up to the mark to uplift the rural economy of Assam. Rather the production of Muga cocoon has been diminishing since years. As a result number of people earlier engaged with Muga rearing, weaving has also been decreased. However the demand for Muga yarn and fabric is still very high. Unscrupulous producer has lured people by using artificial or other wild silk as Muga to cater the demand. Muga fabric can be used in different diversified product also. With this background, we have proposed a study with the theme “Take-off of Muga Industry: Steps Needed to Turn Fantasy into Fact” to see the prospect of Muga culture. In this paper, we will study the causes of inefficiency of Muga industry, and the steps needed to overcome the problems would be discussed thoroughly. Role of different government institutions and other stake holder of this unique agro industry also would be highlighted. The study is based on both primary and secondary resources. Primary data are collected in the special places where Muga rearing takes place and these data later on are blended with various reports, publication, books etc. to get the results.

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Paper Id: 1653

Published On: 2014-05-11

Published In: Volume 2, Issue 3, May-June 2014

Cite This: Market Potential of Muga Industry with special reference to Sualkuchi - Nihar Ranjan Kalita - IJIRMPS Volume 2, Issue 3, May-June 2014.

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