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Muga Industry—A Pride of Assam: An Estimation of Employment Generation, Kamrup Distric


For any development strategy, sustainable employment should be an important goal. Seemingly, one of the major objectives of macroeconomic policies in developing countries is to create jobs for the poor. Sericulture, with its vast potential for employment generation in rural areas can play a vital role in poverty alleviation. In the said context, and using employment-based analysis (EBA) method, the key aim of this article is to estimate the employment generation potential of the Muga industry in Assam, the findings of which may be useful for policy makers.


Sericulture, mulberry, eri, muga, employment based analysis, man-days, cocoon, Assam


Author Biography

Manisha Bhattacharyya


Chandrama Goswami

Department of Economics


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