Dr. P. M. Muniswamy Reddy, Tenzing Marak
Abstract: ABSTRECT The tasar culture is a forest based agro-industrial avocation and source of livelihood for tribal people living on the edge of the forest. Tropical tasar culture has special significance owing to its positional in providing self-employment and also in terms of its socio-cultural, socio-economic and ethnic importance. It provides gainful rural employment and remunerative income to a large tribal population. It is a way of life for tribal and inhabitants of forest areas. Tasar seed production, Rearing tasar silkworm and finally tasar silk reeling and spinning by these people provides them to earn for their livelihood 30 % to 50 %. Based on the different structured training programmes results has drawn it can be concluded that training has got a great impact on the development of skills and knowledge level of the participants an average min is 40 % max is 95 %. All the assessed participants are fully equipped and confident that they can practice Tasar Reeling and Spinning technology (wet, dry reeling and spinning) (40 % to85 % and 40 % to 95 %) and tasar Silkworm Rearing, Seed Production technology and disease management (40 % to 95 % and 35 % to 90 %) respectively on their own, which in turn will serve them as a self-employment. Through The tasar culture they can earn their livelihood and look after their family by increasing their monthly income through tasar culture Rs. 3000 to 5000/ month. On the other hand this will help in expanding the Tasar industry in Jharkhand in particular and India as a whole.
Keywords: : Tasar culture, Silkworm rearing, Seed production, Tasar reeling & Spinning, impact of knowledge level