Factors discriminating high and low economic performance of commercial young silkworm rearing centres in South India
K.M. Vijaya Kumari, R.K. Rajan
The objective of the study was to find out the critical pre disposing edaphic factors responsible for the viability of Commercial “Young Silkworm Rearing Centres” or ‘Chawki Rearing Centres” (CRC), and to compare the factors responsible for low and high performance of CRCs. The linear discriminate analysis used to analyze the relative importance of discriminating variables among the high performance and low performance CRCs in southern states i.e. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The study revealed that leaf cost and experience significantly influenced the viability of Chawki Rearing Centres in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh rearing appliances cost, leaf cost. InrnTamil Nadu rearing cost, rearing appliances cost, age contributed for the viability of Chawki Rearing Centres. Youngsters should take up CRC entrepreneurship to reduce the cost of production by utilizing the available resources and by utilizing full capacity of CRCs by brushing more number of disease free layings (dfls) to get good profitable income.