International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B
A study on price behaviour of reeling cocoons in Karnataka
Subhash S and Harishkumar J
In recent years many of the sericulture farmers were afraid because of not stabilized cocoon price. In this concern we selected Ramanagara cocoons market and reelers to study the reasons behind the cocoon price crisis. As per our study the price of cocoons has been influencing by many factors. Such as, prices of international (Chinese) and domestic silk, demand for silk products of particular season/period, quantum of the arrival of a cocoon, weather conditions, Government policies etc. To overwhelm these problems it is necessary to strengthen the Government marketing agencies in the cocoon and the raw silk buying. It is better to use the technologies to inform the forecasting prices to farmers as well as reelers in advance. Try to establish cocoon banks and providing minimum support price to farmers. Reelers should not be allowed to procure more than their requirement. These solutions will help to save the sericulture farmers from severe cocoon price crises.