Spatio-Temporal Pattern of Growth in Ericulture of Assam

22 Pages Posted: 1 May 2011

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U. K. De

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 29, 2011

Abstract

This paper examined the spatio-temporal variation in ericulture activities in Assam and also tried to analyze the reasons for such variation. The observation revealed that the growth of ericulture in Assam has been associated with significant inter-district variation. There is dominance of the districts in ericulture that have relatively higher concentration of tribal population, who are presumably poor and depend much on this occupation for their livelihood along with other agricultural activities. The districts with more concentration of ericulture activities have always remained in the leading positions while the laggard districts have always been in the lower ranks in respect of ericulture activities.

Keywords: Assam, Sericulture, Ericulture, Spatial variation, Panel data

JEL Classification: Q10, Q12, Q19, R11

Suggested Citation

De, Utpal Kumar, Spatio-Temporal Pattern of Growth in Ericulture of Assam (April 29, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1825723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1825723

Utpal Kumar De (Contact Author)

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Shillong, 703014
India

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