Developmental Initiatives and Sericulture in a South Indian Village

ABSTRACT

This article demonstrates that certain developmental initiatives have been playing an important role in the socio-economic progress of rural masses in South India and typically involve a number of focused projects. Development of sericulture is shown as a key strategy for supporting backward regions. With particular reference to Kotha Indlu village of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, this article explains the increased returns from sericulture as a result of development programmes. The article concludes with some suggestions to improve the long-term feasibility of sericulture.

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