Constraints faced in the Adoption of Technologies by Chawki Rearing Centre Entrepreneurs


  • Basavaiah 1Department of Studies in Sericulture Science, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysuru
  • Chandrashekar Shivappa Kallimani Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chamarajanagar-571 127University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru



Chawki Rearing Centres (CRCs) act as backbone of silkworm rearing activity. The study was conducted in 100 CRCs of six traditional sericultural districts of Karnataka with the objective of understanding the constraints faced by CRC entrepreneurs in adoption of recommended technologies. Through pilot survey, 30 constraints were identified and they were ranked based on Garrett score. While shortage of farm laborers, scarcity of irrigation water, lack of technical guidance in pest and disease management, difficulty in harvesting leaf and shootlet alternatively and high labor wages were the major constraints in adoption of mulberry leaf production technologies, inadequate rearing space, scarcity of skilled workers, lack of space for supporting activities, lack of technical guidance to diagnose diseases and high wages of skilled workers were the major constraints in adoption of silkworm rearing technologies. Measures to be taken to overcome these constraints are suggested.

Author Biography

Chandrashekar Shivappa Kallimani, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chamarajanagar-571 127University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru

Scientist / Assistant Professor Krishi Vigyan Kendra


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How to Cite

Basavaiah, & Kallimani, C. S. (2021). Constraints faced in the Adoption of Technologies by Chawki Rearing Centre Entrepreneurs. Journal of Extension Education, 32(2), 6520–6530.