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Technology Advancement & Its Adoption: A Booster for Sericulture Development and Expansion in Madhya Pradesh, India

Rathore, Rahul A. and Sonawane, Madulika A. and Roy, Chandan (2019): Technology Advancement & Its Adoption: A Booster for Sericulture Development and Expansion in Madhya Pradesh, India. Published in: International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research ISSN: 2455-8834 , Vol. 04, No. 05 (25 May 2019): pp. 3618-3628.

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Abstract

Sericulture, as an agro based artisanal industry, has proved its potential in raising sustainable income and employment in the rural sector of both traditional and non-traditional states of India. The entire gamut of production in sericulture generates huge economic growth for small villages and its inhabitants and restrict rural to urban migration. This study is based on primary data of sample size 50 which belong to the sericulture farmers and artisans in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The paper analyzes their knowledge level on improved technology and the adoption level of this advanced technology in sericulture business. The knowledge of technology has found to have greater impact on improving the productivity and production in terms of agriculture as well as its allied activities. This study finds out significant positive impact of variables like, full and partial knowledge about advanced technology and its adoption on the development of the sector. Farmers’ perception about ‘high cost of technology adoption’ and ‘lack of awareness’ are two chief reasons for their non-adoption of the technical advancement. So knowledge and adoption level of advance technology need to be synchronized and extended to base level, making it more cost efficient and easily available to poor farmers and artisans.

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